Yamaha MD8


Name MD8
Manufacturer Yamaha
Released 1997/12
Device type pro
Recorder Recorder
NetMD No
Hi-MD No
Radio No
Dimensions 484 W x 102 H x 412.3 D mm
Weight 6.4kg
ATRAC ver 3.5
Battery notes
Sidecar (depr) No
Voltage 120, 230
Power cable AC
Price (launch)
¥138 000
Inputs RCA in, XLR in
Outputs 1/4 inch headphone, RCA out

8 track recorder with ATRAC 3.5. Supports MD-Data but not MD-Data2. There is an MD8S as well.

  • A new “jog/shuttle dial” has been added for speedy cueing and editing, making it easy to perform “skip cue playback” (fast forward/rewind while listening to sound) from 2x to 32x.
  • If there is a partial mistake in the recorded content, “punch-in/out” recording is possible by re-recording only that part and correcting it. Depending on the available disk space, you can record as many times as you like up to 99 times, and select the optimum recording.
  • Equipped with a “mark search” function that allows you to mark any point up to 10 points for each song and instantly cue. The specified point can be specified in approximately 1/100 second units. In addition, a “cue list play” function that specifies the repeat and playback order of any section between 12 points including the beginning and end of the song, and a “part play” function that copies the specified section of any track to another position The copy function allows you to freely change the composition and length of the song.

12-channel mixer with full-fledged functions

  • The mixer has a total of 12 inputs: 8 main inputs + 2 stereo inputs. In addition to the phone jacks on channels 1 and 2, the XLR jacks (with balanced/phantom power) that can be used with condenser microphones and the “channel insert I/O” jacks for applying effects to each channel are also provided. In addition, it is equipped with a 3-band equalizer equipped with a “MID sweep” function that allows you to select the mid-range frequency range to be adjusted, and an AUX send that connects an external effector. can be done.

Optional travel case: TC-MD8

Content adapted from: Yamaha Press Release Yamaha features page. MiniDisc.org page soundonsound review

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