M R .S E R I E S
Dig ital Multitrackers
M R . 8 m k I I . M R . 8H D . M R . 8H Di C D
M R 1 6 H D . M R 1 6 H Di C D
M R .S E R I E S
Dig ital Multitrackers
MR16HD & MR16HD/CD
MR-8HD & MR-8HD/CD
MR-8mkII Main Features
16 Recording Tracks to Hard Drive
16-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz - no compression
8 Recording Tracks to Hard Drive
High quality sound - 16-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz
without quality-sapping compression
8 Recording Tracks to CompactFlash
High quality sound - 16-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz
without quality-sapping compression
4 track Simultaneous Recording
Great for capturing multiple instruments / vocal parts
2 track Simultaneous Recording
Great for capturing multiple instruments / vocal parts
4 XLR Inputs
With phantom power and trim control
2 XLR Inputs
With phantom power and trim control
Extended Recording Time
More than 15 hours of 8-track recording at CD quality
Extended Recording Time
LP Mode (16-bit/22.05 kHz) doubles recording time
Full 8-track bouncing
Mix-down all tracks in stereo
Full 8-track bouncing
Mix-down all tracks in stereo
2 x AUX
For connection to outboard gear
FAT32 Disc Format and WAV Recording
Plus USB port for easy transfer of recordings to PC
with ‘WAV Manager’ software
WAV Recording
High Speed USB port for easy transfer of recordings to
PC with ‘WAV Manager’ software
S/P DIF Digital Out
For digital mastering to external CD recorder, MD etc.
S/P DIF Digital Out
For digital mastering to external CD recorder, MD etc.
Mains Power or Battery Operation
Approx. 4 hours operation time with batteries
Input EQ Library
35 sound shaping presets available for all inputs
Fantastic Built-In Digital FX
Including reverbs, delays, guitar amp simulations and
microphone simulations
Fantastic Built-In Digital FX
Including reverbs, delays, guitar amp simulations and
microphone simulations
Analog Guitar Distortion
Plug a guitar right in - awesome distortion available
with dedicated control knob
Analog Guitar Distortion
Plug a guitar right in - awesome distortion available
with dedicated control knob
Direct CD-RW Connection via USB
Master direct to USB CD-RW (no PC required)
Direct CD-RW Connection via USB
Master direct to USB CD-RW (no PC required)
4 track Simultaneous Recording
Great for capturing multiple instruments / vocal parts
4 XLR Inputs
With phantom power and trim control
Extended Recording Time
More than 7.5 hours of 16-track recording at CD quality
Full 16-track bouncing
Mix-down all tracks in stereo
FAT32 Disc Format and WAV Recording
Plus USB port for easy transfer of recordings to PC
Fantastic Built-In Digital FX
Reverbs, guitar amp simulations etc. (see MR-8HD)
Analog Guitar Distortion
Awesome distortion (see MR-8HD)
Direct CD-RW Connection via USB
Master direct to USB CD-RW (no PC required)
MR16HD/CD model
Features as above with in-built CD-RW
MR-8HD/CD model
Features as above with in-built CD-RW
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GREAT Dig ital Multitrackers
M R1 6 H D
MR-Series Digital Multitrackers
A choice of 5 multitrackers all featuring
uncompromising sound quality and huge feature lists.
Lots of knobs. Loads of buttons. Easy to use cassette-like controls. - With a new Fostex MR digital mulitracker you’ll be
creating your next hit within minutes of powering up and pluggin’ in. But don’t confuse ease of use with a lack of features as
these machines offer stellar, un-compressed sound quality, phantom powered mic inputs and sparkling in-built digital effects.
Love that? - Then get this; guitar amp and microphone simulation plus crunching analog guitar distortion.
Whether you go for the new MR16HD/CD with 16-track playback, CD mastering, 4 fully-featured inputs, AUX outs and
4-track simultaneous recording to hard drive, or opt for the convenience of the battery or mains powered MR-8mkII which
records direct to CompactFlash, you’ll have everything you need.
Cool and totally irresistible, The Fostex MR-Series.
MR
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MR16HD & MR16HD/CD 16-track recording to HD
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M R 8mkI I
MR-8HD & MR-8HD/CD 8-track recording to HD
When inspiration hits, the last thing you need is a user interface that gets in the
No wading through confusing menus to crank up the built-in guitar distortion,
way. Slows you down. Turns you off. No fear of that. 25 knobs and 13 sliders get
the knob‘s are right there on the top panel making the MR-8HD a real joy to use.
you immediate access to where the action is.
It features 4 balanced phantom powered XLR / unbalanced jack inputs and 8
Unique to the MR16HD are 35 stellar EQ presets available to each input and 2
tracks of true uncompressed CD quality recording (up to 4 tracks
AUX sends for connecting to external gear. Add to this the convenience of WAV
simultaneously), to the internal hard drive. There’s built-in mic and guitar amp
file recording, digital effects, mastering effects, analog guitar distortion and mic
simulation, reverb / delay and cool mastering effects, plus a USB interface and
simulation and you’ve got just about the slickest, highest quality and downright
the WAV file recording for easy transfer of recordings to and from a PC for
easiest to use 16 track available on the market.
further editing. The MR-8HD/CD features Track at Once or Disk at Once burning
Also available with internal CD-RW for CD mastering, model MR16HD/CD.
for maximum flexibility.
MR-8 mkII
MR-8HD
MR-8HD/CD
GETTING A
GREAT SOUND
MADE EASY
Mic and Amp Simulation
MR-16HD
MR-16HD/CD
Getting a great vocal or guitar sound has never been
easier! Just plug your mic or guitar into Input A (no DI
boxes, no pre-amps required) and choose from two types
of insert effects: microphone or amplifier simulation.
These effects can be used during recording and emulate
popular microphone types and guitar amps.
3 types of mic simulation are offered:
• Dynamic (Professional dynamic microphone)
• Condenser (studio condenser microphone)
• Tube (Studio tube microphone)
3 types of guitar amp simulation are offered:
• Brit Stack (British 800-series tube guitar head)
• US Metal (High gain metal guitar amplifier)
• Bass Combo (Popular tube combo amp)
In addition, you have full control over the built-in
guitar distortion effect. Crank it up!
Reverb / Delay
MR-8mkII 8-track recording to CompactFlash
Quite possibly the dream solution. The ultra-convenient MR-8mkII features
superb uncompressed multitrack recording to CompactFlash cards with battery
or mains power. This makes it great for instant capture of your inspiration
wherever you are; swirling guitar at the beach, mega vocals in an abandoned
factory, you name it. You don’t even need a microphone - it’s got one built in.
2-track simultaneous recording is offered, as well as all the effects, simulators
and analog guitar distortion features of its bigger brothers.
The MR-Series also has 4 terrific
types of built-in reverb / delay all
featuring the newly-developed
algorithm.
• Room reverb
• Hall reverb
• Plate reverb
• Delay
You can apply the reverb or delay to playback signals of tracks 1
through 4 during mixdown and track bouncing.
Mastering Effects
3 handy mastering effects are included
which make getting a great sound a snap.
• Powerful (Adds power to the sound. Good
for rock)
• Natural (Great for acoustic music)
• Bright (Gives the mix a ‘snappy’ feel)
You can use the mastering effects when bouncing more than one track
to a stereo track or when mixing down tracks to the master stereo L/R
output for external mastering.
New for the mkII is a High Speed USB port making for faster transfer of files to
a PC for further editing.
MR16HD
INPUT EQ
LIBRARY
Unique to the MR16 and MR16HD/CD
The 16 track MR models have the added benefit of cool sound-shaping capabilities in the form of 35 stellar
input EQ presets with are available to all input channels at a touch of a button. These ultra-usable presets
have been tailored by Fostex sound engineers to make the process of recording a great sound easier.
• Bright
• Heavy Kick
• Tight Bass
• Bright Vocal
• Loudness
• Tight Kick
• Acoustic Guitar
• Background Vocal
• Warm
• Norm Snare
• Distortion
• Narration
• Tight Drums
• Fat Snare
• Acoustic Piano
• 3 x Radio presets
• Loud Drums
• Warm Bass
• Warm Vocal
• Phase Inverse
• 3 x High Pass
Filters
• 4 x Low Pass Filters
• 3 x Noise Remover
• 2 x Hum Remover
1
2
3
4
5
MR-8mkII Interfacing
6 USB connector
9 MIDI Out
1 Input A: Unbalanced guitar input
or Balanced XLR mic input
7 Footswitch
10 USB Host
8 Input A selector
11 CompactFlash port
2 Guitar distortion control
3 Input B: Unbalanced line input or
Balanced XLR mic input
4 Master Stereo Out
RECORDING / PLAYBACK
MR-8mkII
MR-8HD & MR-8HD/CD
MR16HD & MR16HD/CD
Recording Medium
CompactFlash
3.5 inch, hard disk (E-IDE type)
3.5 inch, hard disk (E-IDE type)
Recording Time)
Approx. 6 mins
Approx. 943 mins
Approx. 471 minutes
(8-track on 256MB)
(8-track on 40GB)
(16-track on 40GB)
Sampling Frequency
44.1 kHz (normal), 22.05 kHz (LP)
44.1 kHz (Format FAT32)
44.1 kHz (Format FAT32)
Quantization
16-bit linear (non-compression)
16-bit linear (non-compression)
16-bit linear (non-compression)
A/D & D/A Converters
24-bit Delta-Sigma
24-bit Delta-Sigma
24-bit Delta-Sigma
No. of Recording Track
8 tracks maximum
8 tracks maximum
16 tracks maximum
No. of Simultaneous Rec.
2 tracks
4 tracks
4 tracks
Recording/Reproduction
Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Dynamic Range
87dB or more (typical)
88dB or more (typical)
89dB or more (typical)
T.H.D.
0.05% or less (typical)
0.05% or less (typical)
0.06% or less (typical)
XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot)
XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot)
XLR-3-31 type (Pin2:hot)
and ø 6mm phone
and ø 6mm phone
and ø 6mm phone
Input Level
-48dBu(MIC) - +4dBu(LINE)
-48dBu(MIC) - +4dBu(LINE)
--48dBu(MIC) - +4dBu(LINE)
Input Impedance
>1.5k ohm (MIC/BAL)
> 1.5k ohm (MIC/BAL)
> 1.5k ohm (MIC/BAL)
> 500k ohm (GUITAR/UNBAL)
> 40k ohm (LINE/UNBAL)
> 400k ohm (GUITAR/UNBAL)
11
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
10
Analog In (4ch) Connector
9
5 2 x Headphone Outs with level
control
6
7
8
> 500k ohm (GUITAR/UNBAL)
1
2
3
4
5
Phantom Power
+48v (on/off selectable)
+48v (on/off selectable)
+48v (on/off selectable)
AUX Out Connectors
•
•
ø 6mm phone x 2
Output Level
-10dBV (unbalance)
Load Impedance
Stereo Out (L, R) Connector
ø 6mm phone x 2
ø 6mm phone x 2
Output Level
-10dBV (unbalance)
-10dBV (unbalance)
-10dBV (unbalance)
Load Impedance
10k ohm or more
10k ohm or more
10k ohm or more
2 x ø 6mm stereo phone
2 x ø 6mm stereo phone
2 x ø 6mm stereo phone
Max. Output
20mW or more (@32 ohm)
20mW or more (@32 ohm)
50mW or more (@32 ohm)
Load Impedance
16 ohm or more
16 ohm or more
16 ohm or more
MIDI Out Connector
DIN 5 pin
DIN 5 pin
DIN 5 pin
Foot Switch Connector
ø 6mm phone
ø 6mm phone
ø 6mm phone
Digital Out Connector
•
Optical
Optical
•
IEC 60958 (S/P DIF) 44.1kHz
IEC 60958 (S/P DIF) 44.1kHz
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
B Type connector
B Type connector
B Type connector
USB 1.1 Host
A Type connector
A Type connector
A Type connector
286(W) x 219(D) x 67(H) mm
312(W) x 264(D) x 88(H) mm
400(W) x 264(D) x 85(H) mm
Headphones Connector
MR-8HD Interfacing
6 USB connector
9 Optical S/P DIF Out
1 Input A: Unbalanced guitar input
or Balanced XLR mic input
7 USB Host
10 Footswitch
8 MIDI Out
2 Insert point (TRS phone jack)
Format
3 Inputs B, C, D Inputs: Balanced
XLR and unbalanced jack
4 Master Stereo Out
10k ohm or more
ø 6mm phone x 2
GENERAL
5 2 x Headphone Outs with level
control
Dimensions
(110(H)mm with CD
6
1
2
3
4
5
7
8
9
10
Weight
1.6 kgs
3 kgs (MR-8HD) 3.5kg with CD
3.2 kgs (MR16) 3.5kgs with CD
Power Requirement
100V - 230V, 50/60Hz
100V - 230V, 50/60Hz
100V - 230V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Fostex AC Adaptor, AD12A DC12V 14W
14W
6
MR16 Interfacing
7 USB connector
10 Optical S/P DIF Out
1 Input A: Unbalanced guitar input
or Balanced XLR mic input
8 USB Host
11 Footswitch
9 MIDI Out
2 Insert point (TRS phone jack)
3 Inputs B, C, D Inputs: Balanced
XLR and unbalanced jack
4 2 x Headphone Outs with level
control
5 Master Stereo Out
6 2 x AUX Sends
7
8
9
10 11
MR-Series
Digital
Multitrackers
Distributor / Authorised Dealer
www.fostex.jp
Fostex Company, 3-2-35 Musashino, Akishima, Tokyo, Japan 196-0021
Tel: +81 (0)42-546-4974 Fax: +81 (0)42-546-9222
Fostex America, 13701 Cimarron Avenue, Gardena, CA 90249
Tel: (+1) 310-329-2960 Fax: (+1)310-329-1230. www.fostex.com
In accordance with our policy of continuous development, we reserve the right to change specifications without notice. E&OE.
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