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Re: fostex model 80 (1986)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 05:01:05 PM »

http://www.muzines.co.uk/articles/black-magic/1543

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When Fostex launched the world's first eight-track on 1/4" tape format they produced an excellent budget multitrack tape machine that's had a profound effect on the growth of recording facilities and the musician's approach to songwriting. Paul Gilby looks at what's on offer from their new Model 80.

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In these days of fast moving music technology, the Fostex A-8 tape recorder has had a good long run when compared to most keyboards whose lifespan is lucky to extend past twelve months.

So why a new eight-track from Fostex? Well, other than for purely commercial reasons of superceding an old model with perhaps a slightly improved specification and changes in cosmetics to a more contemporary hi-tech black, there is an important difference: synchronisation.

The Model 80 is in fact part of a new range of products from Fostex released several months ago. These include the Model 20 two-track and the 450 mixer, which together with the Model 80 are preparing the ground for the introduction of SMPTE/MIDI control