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Dec 13th, 2016 03:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The other guitarist in the band is downsizing his house and gifted me his old Fostex X-15 multi-Tracker.

I know this is old technology, and there were a million of them out there, so was curious if anyone here had any experience with them and could offer any tips or advise on their use.

Thanks !

(This message was last edited by Stratmanx at 05:23 PM, Dec 13th, 2016)

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Dec 13th, 2016 03:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I got one I the late ''80's and had many thousands of hours of fun multitrackijng my guitar, vocal and drum machine "demos" on it. It's still up in the attic somewhere. No Dolby if I remember, so it was important to get the levels right first time. You can record on 2 tracks simultaneously max, and then bounce down onto another track. Nowhere near pro quality, and you can get much much better apps for iPhone/ iPad these days, but it was as good as I could afford at the time.

(This message was last edited by Ayns at 06:02 PM, Dec 13th, 2016)

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Dec 13th, 2016 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To be honest, I'd flip it to a hipster who loves cassettes and buy a Tascam digital and a few sets of strings!

The X-15 was always pretty nasty in terms of output.

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Dec 13th, 2016 04:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Oh yeah. And I never worked out how to make stereo "masters" from the 4 track, so you couldn't play it on normal cassette players ( unless you liked listening to tracks 3&4 backwards)

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Dec 13th, 2016 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You have to dump to a stereo deck or device.

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Dec 26th, 2016 01:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Wow I had one but can't seem to find anything I digitized from back when. I remember giving my wife the unit for her work when I replaced the X-15 with a Boss BR unit. From what I remember tracks 1 and 2 went onto one side of the tape and 3 and 4 on the other side. Included Dolby NR but it was still pretty noisy by today's standard.

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