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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 MG1212 Multitrack

Review | In Tune, Jan 1985
Combined 12-Channel Mixer/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.

Aria R504 Four Track Cassette Deck

Review | One Two Testing, Apr 1984

Audio Technica AT-RMX64

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Oct 1985
Multitrack Cassette Recorder

Neville Unwin puts this sophisticated home studio package through its paces.

Audio Technica AT-RMX64 'Portastudio'

Review | International Musician, Feb 1986
Studio Test

The portastudio that would be Nassau

Audio-Technica AT-RMX64

Review | In Tune, Feb 1986
4-Track Recorder/Mixer

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.

Clarion & Fostex

Review | One Two Testing, Jan 1983
Clarion XD5500 4-track, XA5500 mixer. Fostex X-15

Clarion Recording System

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983

Recording system review

Clarion XA5600A Cassette Deck

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Feb 1984

Clarion: Home Studio System

Review | Music UK, May 1983

The CLARION Home Studio — Best yet cassette?

Cutec MR402

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1983

Cassette-based recording

Fostex 160 Multitracker

Review | Music Technology, Dec 1986
Four-track Cassette Recorder

A new mid-price four-track machine from the people Tascam love to hate. Paul White finds it to be elegant, well designed, and startlingly good value.

Fostex 250

Review | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981
4-track Recorder/Mixer

Fostex 260 four-track

Review | Making Music, Jun 1986

Hot Stuff

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988
Toa MR-8T 8-track Cassette Recorder

If you thought eight tracks on standard cassette was an impossibility, think again. David Mellor assesses the world's first 8-track cassette recorder. Will it do to 8-track tape machines what the portastudio did to 4-tracks? Read on and find out...

Lucky 7

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1993
Tascam Porta 07 4-track Portastudio

Making Tracks with the Vesta Fire MR1

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1985

A rack-mounted cassette multitracker for the home recordist.

Marantz Professional PMD740 Multitracker

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1993

The cassette 4-track is still the focal point of the home studio, and Marantz have produced a serious challenger to the familiar Portastudio. How does it measure up? How will musicians’ take to it? How does Nicholas Rowland do it?

Retro Rocker

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1993
Marantz PMD740 Cassette 4-Track

Can this stylish-looking cassette multitracker find a niche in an already crowded market? Check out our review...

Rocker's revenge

Review | The Mix, Aug 1994
Marantz PMD720

Four tracks made more affordable


Review | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990
10-Track Recording Package

Combine two 6-track cassette recorders, one synchroniser and a 12:6:2 mixer, and what have you got? A rather appealing multitrack demo studio from Sansui. David Lockwood reports.



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