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Akai DR16 Hard Disk Multitrack Recorder (part 8)

Akai DR16 pros and cons.


  • Fast
  • All the editing facilities you need for multitrack recording
  • 16 tracks from one hard disk
  • Full range of synchronisation interfaces available


  • Panel layout not as simple as it could be
  • Hard disk audible


A thoroughly professional piece of equipment. It might take some time to learn how to use all of its facilities, but it will speed up your multitrack recording from the first day out of the box.

By David Mellor Thursday January 1, 2004