This is a used Fostex MR-8 Multi Track recorder, tested and fully functional. This unit is in average condition, does show normal signs of use such as minor scratches; I rate this a "B" grade, it is not beat but it also is not mint condition; pictures of of the actual MR8 in this sale. The MR-8 operates for approximately 2 hours on 6AA batteries or can be powered by a 12v adapter (adapter included).
The MR-8 has built in effects such as guitar distortion and mic emulation with internal effects loops. The MR8t is well known for it's ease of operation and excellent sound. Files are recorded to a Compact Flash card (128mb card included and 1gb optional). File transfer can be done by removing the CF card or connecting via USB.
From the Manufacturer:
The ultimate record-anywhere multitrack.
Capture inspiration whenever and wherever you are.
The new Fostex MR-8 is more than just another digital multitrack recorder. It’s the world's first such 8-track device to use CompactFlash® memory cards.
But those clever guys at Fostex, have predictably gone a little further by making the MR-8 the easiest to use digital multitrack ever. If you can operate a tape recorder, you’ll be recording and multitracking within minutes of opening the box.
By putting all the major controls and functions right there on the top panel instead of buried in a confusing menu system, the MR-8, unlike some other recorders, actually aids you in capturing your musical ideas.
In addition there’s great sounding built-in digital effects, guitar amp and mic simulators, handy mix-down effects, plus the ability to hook up to a PC for data editing, CD-burning and backing up your songs.
You create. Fostex records.
Recording time in NORMAL MODE (16bit/44.1kHz) is approx. 25 track-minutes on the supplied 128MB CF card and 50 track-minutes on a 256MB card. EXTENDED MODE (16bit/22.05kHz) doubles the recording time. Note that recording time varies depending on recorded source, punch in/out, undo/redo status, etc.
The world’s first 8-track recording to CompactFlash® memory card. Ultra-portable - the ultimate record anywhere multitracker.
Ultra-high quality sound - up to 16-bit resolution at 44.1 kHz without quality-sapping compression
2 track simultaneous recording
Up to approx. 50 track minutes with 128MB card using extended mode (approx. 25 track mins using normal mode)
Intuitive operation. - Just like an analog tape deck with all the essential functions controlled by real knobs, buttons and faders
Fantastic in-built digital effects including reverbs, delays, guitar amp simulations and microphone simulations
Plug a guitar right in - awesome distortion available
Unique mastering effects make mix-down a snap
Digital stereo S/PDIF via optical out for connection to other digital gear (normal mode)
Built-in USB port for WAV file data transfer between MR-8 and Mac or Windows PC for data editing, CD burning (normal mode) and backup. For Windows 98SE a third party Compact Flash™ reader/writer unit is required for data transfer.
AC or Battery operation
Built-in microphone for quick memo recording
Twin headphones outs