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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.

Fostex B16 Tape Recorder

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Jan 1984

Fostex E16 Multitrack

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1986
16-track Tape Recorder

Ever since its launch, the Fostex B16 has dominated the budget 16-track studio market Now Paul White tests its successor, the E16, and finds out if the improvements are worthwhile.

Fostex E16 Multitrack Recorder

Review | Sound On Sound, May 1988

Many people own one and even more would like to, for the E16 is the 16-track tape machine to aspire to. Gareth Stuart finds out why.

Fostex G16

Review | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990

David Mellor looks at a 16-track machine which brings a new level of sophistication to the world of 'personal' multitrack.

Head To Head

Review | Recording Musician, Aug 1992
Fostex R8 & Tascam TSR8 Recorders

Paul White checks out Tascam's TSR8 and Fostex's R8 open reel, 8-track machines side by side.

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.

Tascam 48

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Aug 1984
Eight Track Tape Recorder

Tascam TSR8 vs Fostex E8

Review | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989
The 8-Track Challenge

The 8-track challenge: with the release of a new Tascam machine and the recent price cut on the Fostex E8, we thought it opportune to compare the two models. David Mellor adjudicates in the battle of the budget 8-tracks.

 

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