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Fostex VF-160 16 Track Digital Recorder with Internal CD Burner
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Based on the popular VF-16, the VF160 comes standard with a built-in CDR drive. The recording engine features a total of 16 tracks, plus 8 virtual tr...Click To Read More About This Product
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Based on the popular VF-16, the VF160 comes standard with a built-in CDR drive. The recording engine features a total of 16 tracks, plus 8 virtual tracks. Simultaneous 16-track recording (using the 8 analog and 8 ADAT ins) to a large-capacity 40GB E-IDE Maxtor hard disk gives you hours of recording time, and FDMS-3 technology enables more efficient disk and CPU usage for more track minutes per drive without data compression, plus faster editing and DSP operations. Its superb digital mixer provides 60mm faders for all 16 channels, 3-band EQ with parametric mid and high, master EQ, channel and master compressors, eight mic inputs, ADAT optical I/O, 2 effect sends and 2 aux sends per channel, and 99 mix scene memory. It also comes with 2 independent multi-effects DSPs including a preset library with great effects. Other special new features include Scrub Zoom, Fader Pairing, Channel Solo, BPM delay, Event Map Locate, and Locate to Last Rec Point.
- Internal 40GB E-IDE Maxtor hard drive
- Built-in CDR drive
- Total of 16 tracks
- Plus 8 virtual tracks
- 40GB hard disk
- 8 mic inputs
- ADAT optical I/O
- 2 independent multi-effects DSPs
- Fader Pairing
- Channel Solo
- BPM delay s 2 - XLR channel ins; 2 - 1/4" TRS send/return; ADAT; S/PDIF; MIDI; 2 - 1/4" monitor jacks; 1/4" stereo headphone jack; 1/4" jack - AUX send (TIP: send 1/RING: send 2); RCA out (L, R); 1/4" footswitch jack
- 60mm faders for all 16 channels
- 3-band EQ with parametric mid and high
- Master EQ
- Channel and master compressors
- 2 effect sends and 2 aux sends per channel
- 99 mix scene memory
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Most Liked Positive Review
Recommended but read the fine print.
After receiving and setting up my Fostex VF-160 I jumped right into recording without reading the enclosed manuals and I was able to quickly format the hard drive and set up a few simple...Read complete review
After receiving and setting up my Fostex VF-160 I jumped right into recording without reading the enclosed manuals and I was able to quickly format the hard drive and set up a few simple multi-track recordings.The VF-160 is a breeze to use, and has replaced a whole lot of gear in my home studio. Even with the limited number of virtual tracks, the system is flexible enough to meet the needs of the hobbyist.After giving the manuals a quick read, I was able to take the unit out to a gig and record a live performance. The results were good and required very little post-production.The builtin effects channels, and the ability to perform many functions on-the-fly, have made the VF-160 an important tool in my arsenal.The built-in hard drive can handle about 6 hours of recording, using all tracks, and burning to internal CD recorder is a snap.The one caveat of purchasing this item was discovered after its arrival. The VF-160 is advertised as a real-time 16-track recorder, which it is after purchasing additional equipment. Other multi-track recorders of this nature realistically make this information part of the sales data.If you require a small recording system for studio or live use, then give the VF-160 a try.
Most Liked Negative Review
Too many functions, not enough buttons
This recorder has several nice features but unless you're willing to wander endlessly through the manual (which is not straight forward) then you're going to have to learn the detailed sequencing of button pushing...Read complete review
This recorder has several nice features but unless you're willing to wander endlessly through the manual (which is not straight forward) then you're going to have to learn the detailed sequencing of button pushing to perform even the simplest of tasks.
Reviewed by 25 customers
cool scrub zoom feature.problems with crashing hard drive
I have had twp machine and both broke with the same problem after only a few songs recorded. Both had hard drive malfunctions that caused me to lose all my song data and recording time.
I've been recording/mixing with this unit for 6 months. The tools, features, quality & versatility make this the best purchase I've ever made. Definately a value for the price. Very high quality unit. Steel frame.
Overall good tool. It's the first multitrack I've owned and used but it works perfectly well for me. It's not the best (obviously) but it works well and does what I need it to do.
Portable, POWERFUL, sleek, and incredibly feature-rich panel!
This thing packs a lot of features into a relatively small space, so it looks dauntingly complex. However, to anyone willing to read the manual (a helpful document, though obviously written by someone whose first language wasn't English), it's not rocket science. And the time spent with the manual is well worth it. The sound quality is amazing. The internal effects are the best I've heard at this price level. The compression and EQ allow mastering and the ability to record a whole band at once makes this thing truly a studio, not just a recorder.
Finding that unless you are a recording engineer unit can be confusing to understand. Some of the terms are a mystery to me. Need a tutorial to study.
The VF-160 has so much to offer its user. This machine has what you need to produce quality tracks. The only down side is it could be a little more user friendly in the copying and pasting department. Overall this machine is excellent and can run with any digital recorder out there.
This product is very reliable for homr recording. There is alot more with it than what you think. I am very satisfied with this product!
This is a very versatile tool for the independent producer,engineer,musician.I found the operating instructions easy to understand the manual overall was concise and to the point.It gave an old "analog trained" producer,musician clear advice to re-train into the virtual and digital 21st century.I highly reccomend it for others trying to break into this realm an expand their talent and knowledge to become better engineers and producers.