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Fostex D2424LV Digital Recorder   

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A cost-effective 24-track hard disk solution.

Extremely stable performance and great portability make the Fostex D2424LV 24-Track Digital Recorder the perfect choice for professional multichannel live recording/reproduction. 24 TRS balanced analog ins and outs, selectable for unbalanced. 80GB 3.5" E-IDE removable hard disk records over 2 hours of 24 tracks. Extra bay for another hard drive or DVD-RAM. 24 channels of ADAT. Optional 8346 timecode/sync card. 24 main tracks plus 32 virtual tracks for a total of 56 tracks. 6 noncompressed recording formats from 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/96kHz. Triple ADAT optical and S/PDIF I/O. 24-bit, AK4528 Asahi A/D/A converters. Multiple undo, audio scrub, graphical preview, track exchange, disk optimizing, program duplication, and nondestructive editing. ±6% vari-pitch function, 99 song programs with song title, 6x edit memory plus 99 locate points, and WAV file import and export via standard SCSI interface. High-speed backup onto an external SCSI device, regular backup to ADAT or DAT, and D-sub 9-pin remote connector for RS-422 controls. Track naming, chain play, extension slot for optional Ethernet card for networking, and much more.

FEATURES
  • Perfect choice for professional multichannel live recording/reproduction
  • 24 TRS balanced analog ins and outs
  • 80GB 3.5" E-IDE removable hard disk records
  • Extremely stable performance
  • Great portability
  • Twin-drive configuration
  • 3.5" E-IDE removable hard disk
  • 24 main tracks plus 32 for 56 total tracks
  • 6 noncompressed recording formats
  • Triple ADAT optical and S/PDIF I/O
  • 24-bit A/D/A converters
  • Multiple undo
  • Audio scrub
  • Graphical preview
  • Track exchange
  • Disk optimizing
  • Program duplication
  • Nondestructive editing
  • ±6% vari-pitch function in 0.1% steps
  • SCSI interface fpr WAV file import or backups to external drives
  • D-sub 9-pin remote connector for RS-422 controls
  • Track naming function
  • Chain play function plays back songs according to preset playlist
  • Extension slot for optional Ethernet card
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4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Fantastic Machine!

I have had this machine for a few months now, and I love it for what I do. FANTASTIC SOUND QUALITY, and the 24ins and outs are a true GOD-SEND!! I hook...Read complete review

I have had this machine for a few months now, and I love it for what I do. FANTASTIC SOUND QUALITY, and the 24ins and outs are a true GOD-SEND!! I hook the ins into the back of a patchbay, and use the sub-groups or aux sends on my mixer to route that direction, and then all 24 outputs of the recorder run into the back of another mixer. There may be easier ways to do that, but that seems to give me the best results. Some people complain of not having an effecient means of data transfer from machine to computer, but I don't exactly have that issue. I simply playback the recording through the second mixer,(either track by track or the intire mix) know what needs to be mixed further, and then the outputs of that mixer either run to a Firwire interface and into my computer, or just directly to another fostex recorder (the MR-8HD) which via usb, the WAV files can then be extracted. Either way works for me. Still a bit tangled and seeminly "go all the way around the world to get the same result" but it beats the hell out of sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day for the machine to transfer to my computer. My way of doing things works for me. The manual is... raw. The information is ALL there, but its not glamorous in any way, and without any prior knowledge of Fostex machines, it could potentialy be a real hassel. I'm of the mind that good-quality hardware recordings (such as this) sound WORLDS over better than software based recordings. And this thing only proves that statement for me.

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GOOD RECORD MACHINE

This record machine is very good, no problem with it. Record and edit functions wonderful. Hard drive run well, great capacity. Since few years ago, I am using this one on my...Read complete review

This record machine is very good, no problem with it. Record and edit functions wonderful. Hard drive run well, great capacity. Since few years ago, I am using this one on my record studio with peavey mixer and alls my works are ok, good sound, low noise. this machine have many others functions but no yet I dont need to use it. I was looking for something same record machine 24 tracks, and now already I have it. Manual guide really is confused but with patience is understable.

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5.0

The best choice

By Longshot Productions

from Belle River, ON, Canada

We've owned the D2424LV for about 4 years and it has become the main recording device in our home studio. We purchased it with the optional Ethernet card and run a firewire cable to our computer. With a simple FTP computer program (we use Ipswitch FTP Pro), the recorded .wav files can easily be dragged and dropped into Cubase. They all position correctly and occupy separate tracks which makes editing and mixing a breeze.Fostex should, however, modify the unit to make filetransfer a little easier to accomplish for those not sophisticated with computers.The unit records like a 24 track tape recorder and we didn't find the instructions too complicated. Like anything it takes a little experimentation but when you discover all of the features, it's well worth the cost.We have the unit wired to a patch bay that runs 24 line outputs and inputs back and forth between the Fostex and our Soundcraft Ghost mixing console for recording and monitoring.Once recorded, everything gets dropped into the computer for editing and mastering. The only way to go. No computer latency and glitchless recording performance makes this, so far, the best recording system we've used.

 
5.0

Pro Machine

By Studio 24

from Norway

I am very happy with the D2424LV. I am running this unit 24 in 24 out to a Allen & Heath 24-16-16-2 analog desk and my recordings are killer! 100% for this machine.I get around easy with transferring tracks to Pro Tools. I have hooked up my machine via MIDI to my 002R, sending MTC to Pro Tools. Then I dump the first 16 tracks and then the final 8 tracks in perfect sync.I searched for ages looking for the right recording device for my studio, and the D2424LV takes it all, hands down.Excellent Fostex - thanks!

 
4.0

Great if you can export tracks ok

By ToneStacker

from New York

I have owned this unit for 5 years, and I still haven't even begun to touch all the features it offers. The biggest plus is its reliability and almost glitch-free performance. The other great advantage is the quality of the AD converters. The biggest drawback is exporting the tracks to your DAW. The second downer is trying to figure out how to use it by reading the complex manual. What I did was buy an RME Hammerfall DSP Digiface to export tracks, and that makes everything a snap. It really requires an interface of this type to be at all practical. Factor in the extra cost for this type of digital interface. Highly recommended if you do a combination of live and studio recording with it.

 
5.0

Fantastic Machine!

By DW

from Arkadelphia, AR

I have had this machine for a few months now, and I love it for what I do. FANTASTIC SOUND QUALITY, and the 24ins and outs are a true GOD-SEND!! I hook the ins into the back of a patchbay, and use the sub-groups or aux sends on my mixer to route that direction, and then all 24 outputs of the recorder run into the back of another mixer. There may be easier ways to do that, but that seems to give me the best results. Some people complain of not having an effecient means of data transfer from machine to computer, but I don't exactly have that issue. I simply playback the recording through the second mixer,(either track by track or the intire mix) know what needs to be mixed further, and then the outputs of that mixer either run to a Firwire interface and into my computer, or just directly to another fostex recorder (the MR-8HD) which via usb, the WAV files can then be extracted. Either way works for me. Still a bit tangled and seeminly "go all the way around the world to get the same result" but it beats the hell out of sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day for the machine to transfer to my computer. My way of doing things works for me. The manual is... raw. The information is ALL there, but its not glamorous in any way, and without any prior knowledge of Fostex machines, it could potentialy be a real hassel. I'm of the mind that good-quality hardware recordings (such as this) sound WORLDS over better than software based recordings. And this thing only proves that statement for me.

 
4.0

Difficult But Dooable

By ZArt

from CT

Pros:The quality of the recordings are excellent and the machine is road worthy in a shock proof flight case. The 48 ADAT optical ins and outs 24x24 also a big big plus. For a straight forward 24 track live recording very easy with no glitches, machine very reliable.Cons:The machines format is way too proprietary. It uses outdated Type 2 Ram disks in Fat 16 format (2 gig max) to extract and convert to wave files assuming you have the optional DVD Ram Drive and your computer reads DVD Ram. If you record a 75 minute 24 track concert it will take an entire afternoon and early evening to format disks and convert to wave and transfer to Pro Tools. The other brand machine who's name we won't mention takes 15 minutes to transfer under the same circumstances in multiple file formats.Summary:Try to keep the files small and you will have smooth sailing. The quality of the A to D's and the D to A's along with ADAT optical is outstanding. Team that up with the reliability and you can force yourself to overlook the shortcomings of the unit.The unit is a real work horse

 
3.0

GOOD RECORD MACHINE

By PPLVI1961

from COAHUILA MEXICO COUNTRY

This record machine is very good, no problem with it. Record and edit functions wonderful. Hard drive run well, great capacity. Since few years ago, I am using this one on my record studio with peavey mixer and alls my works are ok, good sound, low noise. this machine have many others functions but no yet I dont need to use it. I was looking for something same record machine 24 tracks, and now already I have it. Manual guide really is confused but with patience is understable.

 
5.0

Very good machine

By Gospel Joe

from Hurlock, MD.

I have used this product for about a year now with no complaints. I have not yet explore some of the features like sync recording, but having 24 tracks to record the groups on my indie label have been a real plus FOR me. It's study and easy to use when doing basic recording. I like the sound quality of this unit.The manual was hard to understand at first, but I got it now. If I had a complaint, it would be the fact of having to use the hard drives for storing track. That can get expensive. I plan to purchase a computer powerful enough for mulitrack recording and dump the tracks after mixdown, and store them on CD.

 
5.0

Amazing Value

By Buchla 300

from Europe

Superb Item.Stable, sounds fine and has that remote included! Also, editing is actually pretty easy and it syncs up like a dream.Not sure what more I would want from a 24 track!

 
5.0

Fostex D2424LV

By CalAudio

from Saint Joseph, MI

I bought this product for live recordings,but so far have only used it in my home studio.I.M.H.O. This unit is a great deal,loaded w/features for a great price.Mine came with a 80g hd already installed for even a better deal! My only complaint so far is the manuals are somewhat confusing

 
5.0

D2424LV What a dea!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you ever wanted pro performance live or in the studio, this is the one. 24 tracks, Analog or Digital Ins/Outs, all for that low price. Don't forget, you will need a mixer and probably some compression to tame those inputs. I like the flexibility/portability. The manual is not very well written.

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