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Fostex MR-8 (cheap!)

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Stephen Soto, Nov 25, 2003.


  1. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    Ok, on musiciainsfriend it is $250. Is this recorder any good. Actually, if it goes back up to $300 i'll think about it, maybe used. The Fostex MR-8. Thanks.

    EDIT (kinda to SMASH): *Actually, if it goes back up to $300, i'll still think about it, maybe used.
     
  2. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I've had mine since Sept 16 and I have recorded over 30 hours of music with it, some great jam sessions were captured during that time. You can do all the basic operations after a speed read through the manual and you can get the more complicated stuff after your new toy fascination dies down a bit and you take the time to really read the manual. Also, if you plan on doing any big recording, or multiple recordings, make sure you get a bigger flash card, because the stock one only allows you to save and convert about 6-8 minutes of audio on the highest setting. The internal mic kicks butt by the way, most of my recordings were done with it because I can't afford any microphones that do as good a job as the Int Mic.
     
  3. Stephen S

    Stephen S Member

    Apr 10, 2002
    San Bernardino, CA
    I have a slightly biased opinion, try and keep that in mind.
     
  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    How much is a bigger flash card? Sell me yours :confused: :D
     
  5. Macron69

    Macron69

    Mar 24, 2000
    Puerto Rico
    Well, i got mine the other day, and it's cool. I have no experience with recording equipment or technique so this will be my first dive into recording, but i found out pretty easily how to record a bass line. Might post some progress with this machine later.
     
  6. SeeSharp

    SeeSharp

    Sep 26, 2002
    Georgia
    Buy a Digidesign MBox with Pro Tools for about $400 at Guitar Center.

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