MR-8HD Owner’s Manual (Basic operations)
1) Connect the [DIGITAL OUT] connector of the
MR-8HD to the digital input connector of a digital
master recorder using an optical cable.
The [DIGITAL OUT] connector of
the MR-8HD is the Toslink optical type.
If your digital recorder provides only the
coaxial type connector, use the Fostex COP-
1/96 kHz coaxial-optical converter.
Contact Fostex or our dealer for details
about the Model COP-1/96 kHz.
The following describes how to make mixdown recording to an external digital recorder.
<Tip>: By sliding up or down the MR-8HD
[MASTER] fader gradually, you can fade in
or fade out recording.
INPUT A SEL
USB USB HOST
OUT FOOT SWMIDI OUT
GTR CLEAN MIC/LINE
Digital master recorder
Mixdown to a digital recorder
2) Set the master recorder to accept the digital
Make sure that the recorder accepts the digital
signal output from the MR-8HD, which is 44.1-
kHz, 16-bit, S/P DIF signal.
Generally, a digital recorder cannot adjust the
digital input level.
3) While playing back the MR-8HD, rehearse mixing
down the recorded sounds by adjusting the level
and panning of each track, applying effects to
tracks 1 through 4 and applying the mastering
effects to the L/R stereo mix, etc.
See "Using effects" on page 57 for details about
the delay/reverb and mastering effects.
You can also mix sound sources connected to
[INPUT A] through [INPUT D] during mixdown.
See page 72 for details.
4) Use the [MASTER] fader of the MR-8HD to adjust
the output level.
Adjust the level appropriately so that the level
meter of the master recorder shows "0" when
the MR-8HD outputs the biggest signal.
If the level meter exceeds "0", the sound may
5) Start the master recorder recording and then start
the MR-8HD playing back.
6) After finishing recording, stop both recorders.