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Master Mix on Fostex Digital 8 track

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2 years 11 months


Any Fostex users out there? I forget my model number - 8 track recorder (4 tracks at a time) with CD burner. I'm seeking advice regarding the order in which the tracks should be recorded and how they should be mixed. I have some M Audio speakers - which tend to sound "muddy". I'll get a mix that sounds good in the headphones only to have it sound like crap through the speakers.

Analog/Digital Hybrid Studio, Fostex 80 reel to reel, Tascam M-312B, into Logic

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11 years 8 months
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to get an analog/digital hybrid home recording studio going and get the best of both worlds. I just picked up a Fostex Model 80 reel-to-reel 8 track and an old Tascam M-312B Mixer. What I'd like to do is track through the mixer and onto tape, then mix some more coming out of the mixer and into my DAW (Logic) for the final mixdown. I'm not quite sure how to route this exactly. I'm looking to record live drums with 3-4 mics, then mostly overdubbing the rest. Maybe a few live guitars.

Fostex problem

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21 years 2 months
I have the Fostex Mr8 recorder and its making a weird heartbeat type sound when I turn the mic volume up. Only does this when I press record but not when I arm the track or tracks. Does this with both my SM57s and all cables. Also each time this sound is happening there is 'ACC' at the top right of display screen blinking after each sound I described. What could be the issue? Thanks.


Member for

9 years 11 months
I have a Fostex 2412 mixer (EU version) at home, and it is missing its power supply. I have searched over the web but nothing really comes up. Does any one know of a replacement or have one lying around they are not using?
attached is a photo of the power connection.

Thank you
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Fostex MR-8 card error 09

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10 years
Hi there. I'm having trouble with my Fostex MR-8 CF card. It's an intermittent problem that keeps popping up saying card error 09. I've reformatted (also from an external source as well as the MR-8). Sometimes I can get away with recording a song and immediately transfering onto the computer, but the next time it will get halfway through and then corrupt again. I'm using the same CF I got with the unit (about 2 years) do these cards get weary and need replaced? or is there something else I could try. Thanks for looking.

why isn't my fostex mr8 playing back?

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21 years 2 months
it worked fine a couple of years ago.
every thing else seems to be ok on the setup menu.
I do everything as the manual states...
when I arm the recording keys Im getting good mic thru the monitor headphones.
then I press play and start recording...seems ok.
I press stop...disarm the record keys and play and no sound or bars jumping. the timer is running as if its playing but that's all.
any suggetions?