Fostex VF160 ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by ap-emerger, May 3, 2006.

  1. ap-emerger

    ap-emerger Guest

    I might buy one for $250. Is this a good, easy way to build a small home/project studio?

    I already have an outboard analoge/digital CD burner so I don't need the more expensive VF160EX (cd burner included) and I already have decent outboard gear. I'm switching from an old 8 track analoge TEAC to the digital domain.
    Does anybody already own the VF160? Pro's &/or cons?

    AP 8)
  2. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    It's a good device. We don't use it for recording, we use it for backing tracks but I've found that it has some pretty cool features. It's built-in effects are decent but not great. It is sturdy as hell. I think you'll enjoy it and at that price it's hard to resist.

    I think you can only record 8 tracks at once with the unit as it is. But I also think it has a digital interface you could expand with to record 16 tracks at once.

    I think it's worth the risk at that price.
  3. ap-emerger

    ap-emerger Guest


    Thanks...I really appreciate it. Wish me luck!

    AP 8)

    long time analoge junkie making the great leap!
  4. guitarbill

    guitarbill Guest

    My friend has the EX model and loves it. I have some other Fostex products and they are fine. The thing I like the most is the ADAT interface which is still a contender in the digital MDM realm.

    The ADA8000 (Behringer - about $230 street) is a great way to expand the unit to 16 simultaneous record tracks.

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