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Old but efficient

Certainly, it isn't a modern product, but it has some interesting characteristics that make it a good solution for the single musician or for a small band. The onboard mixer has all the necessary for a good job. Substantially, it's interesting and, obviously used, it can be found at a very low price.

Audio specifications

Sampling frequency of 44.1 kHz with frequency response from 20Hz to 20kHz. The harmonic distortion, an important value to evaluate the audio quality, is of the 0,02%, at 1kHz. The signal-to-noise ratio is 96dB.

The weak point

It works with the built-in Mini Disc, but this format has never been a success. However, the main problem is that, if we compare it to the most modern devices, the recording time is really minimum, as we can see in this table.

TracksTime (minutes)

All is immediatly accessible

The front panel has all the knobs and buttons to work in real-time, without a menu. The most important operations can be made on the fly. So, the workflow is very fast.

Mixer, inputs and outputs

A complete mixing section, with all the necessary to work on eight separate tracks and provides a complete set of inputs and outputs. For a small band the MD8 can be really a good solution. All is separate and each track can be adjusted according to the need. Each channel features a 3-band EQ with an additional control for mids. The signal routing is complete and flexible.

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    The most important proposal of the Japanese company for the musical production. 8 inputs and a stereo output. A/D and D/A conversion at 96kHz/24bit, Delta-Sigma. The built-in pads are an added value, while the display is too small.

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    The display shows all the main elements of the workflow. This characteristic, together with the logical subdivision of sections of the front panel, makes the job comfortable and fast. The internal mixer provides really all the necessary.

  • MR-8HD
  • MR-8HD

    16-bit resolution and a 44.1kHz sampling frequency. The material can be stored in the internal 40GB hard disk and can be converted in the WAV format.





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