Yamaha MD4S


Name MD4S
Manufacturer Yamaha
Released 1998/12
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 413 x 109.5 x 388 mm
Weight 5200
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr)
Voltage 100, 120, 230
Power cable
Price (launch)
¥79 800
Inputs 1/4 inch microphone, XLR in
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out, XLR out

Yamaha MD4S. There seems to have been 2 color options: A silver unit with black panel and White with a blue panel that also features translucent controls (jog dial, sliders).

The “MD4S” to be released this time inherits the advanced editing functions of the “MD8”, and features a recorder section that achieves excellent operability such as the adoption of a “jog/shuttle dial”, and a total of 8 recordings with 4 main inputs + 2 stereo inputs. This is a multi-track MD recorder capable of 4-track recording and playback.

In terms of price, while inheriting the editing functions of the high-end model “MD8”, the price has been reduced compared to the conventional model “MD4”. In addition, the synchronization function with other devices has been improved, making it possible to connect 'MD4' and 'MD8' for 8-track/12-track simultaneous multiplex digital recording/playback.

Compression: ATRAC (CXD2538R)

Power Requirements: USA & Canada: 120 V/60 Hz, Others: 230 V/50 Hz
Power Consumption: 24W
Optional Accessories: FC5 Footswitch

A : Australian model
B : British model
C : Canadian model
D : German model
E : European model
F : French model
H : North European model
I : Indonesian model
J : Japanese model
M : South African model
O : Chinese model
Q : South-east Asia model
T : Taiwan model
U : U.S.A. model
V : General export model (110V)
W : General export model (220V)
X : General export model
Y : Export model

Content adapted from: Yamaha Press Release Sound on Sound review

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