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Akai GX-4000D Reel-to-Reel

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1984

Akai MG1212

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1985
12 Channel Mixer/12 Track Recorder

Akai MG1214

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1987

No, this is not the rack-mounting version - it's a robust 14-track (at a push) multitrack recorder/mixer and computer-controlled patchbay rolled into one. Find out whether or not studio engineer Gareth Stuart reckons it could be a viable alternative to traditional reel-to-reel 16-track systems...

Akai's Attack

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Jan 1985
Akai AX 80/1212 Mixer/Recorder

Akai leap bravely into the hard world of Pro music gear, with a poly, the AX 80, and a unique 12-channel mixer/recorder.

Budget 24-Track

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1989

Have you always wanted a 24-track studio but could never afford the gear? Well now, maybe you can. David Mellor looks at a package of equipment that offers 24 tape tracks at a budget price.

One Over The Eight?

Review | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1985
Tascam 388

A ‘portable’ 8 track recorder/mixer

Revox B77 Tape Recorder

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Dec 1983

Revox C278

Review | Recording Musician, Sep 1992
8-Track Tape Recorder

Since its dramatic drop in price, the C278 is an attractive proposition to the private user who puts quality before frills.

Revox C278

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1989
For A Few Dollars More...

What price a reputation? The Revox brand name is well established and very well respected, but the new model C278 8-track costs a lot more than the Fostex and Tascam equivalents. David Mellor asks whether it is worth the extra.

Sweet Little Sixteen

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
Tascam MSR16S Multitrack

Having made its debut on the new generation of affordable 1" 24-tracks, Dolby S has now given a new lease of life to Tascam's MSR16S. Dave Lockwood explains why.

Tascam 32

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983
Tape Recorder

Tascam MSR16

Review | Sound On Sound, Dec 1988
The Alternative

So far, affordable 16-track has been a one horse race and all the money has been on Fostex. But now the odds are getting more interesting as a lively young thoroughbred from the Tascam stable enters the starting stalls. David Mellor assesses the form.

Tascam MSR24S

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1991
'S' Appeal

Is it the birth of a new standard? Dave Lockwood drools over Tascam's Dolby S-equipped one-inch 24-track.

Tascam Studio 8

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1986

Continuing the tradition that began with their 144 Portastudio, Tascam have created a combined package of mixer and 8-track recorder - the 388 Studio 8 - whose compact dimensions belie its true versatility. Dave Lockwood assesses its performance.

Teac X1000M Tape Recorder

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Sep 1983

The Big One

Review | Sound On Sound, Jan 1990
Tascam MSR24 24-track 1" Tape Recorder

Ever since the dark ages, prophets and soothsayers have been forecasting the Big One. Well here it is - Tascam's 24-track on one inch tape recorder. David Mellor investigates.

 

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