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Korg D1600 D-1600 Digital Recording Studio 60GB + CD/RW
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Aug 02, 2012
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Korg D1600 Digital Recording Studio - Excellent Condition - 60 GB Drive + Internal CD Burner
You are bidding on a Korg D1600 with upgraded 60 GB internal hard disk and internal CD-RW drive. This unit has the most current version 2.14 operating system.You'll also receive the Korg power cable. I don't have the paper manual but it can be downloaded in pdf format in a flash by clicking here. The best thing about the Korg D1600 and D16, compared to all later Korg digital recorders is the touch screen. Later models include 4 buttons for left, right, up and down, but with the 1600, you just touch the screen to select. This operating system rocks. It's very intuitive.
What is the difference between the Korg D16 and D1600? I've used both of these machines and love them both. They have virtually the same operating system, so what you can accomplish on the D1600 you can also do on the D16. But the biggest differences are in the physical hardware design. The D1600 is twice the physical size of the D16. The D1600 was engineered so that you could easily access the hard drive. The D1600 uses 3.5" IDE drives. The 1600 also has a bay for installation of an internal IDE CD-RW. Both drive bays are easily accessible, allowing drives to be swapped in a matter of minutes. You can use a separate hard disk for each project you work on. To switch between projects, just swap the drives. The largest drive Korg supports for the D16 is a 6 GB drive, but I have seen testimonials on the Korg Boards from users using specific 40 GB 2.5 inch drives successfully. (Keep in mind that upgrading the D16 drive requires going deep into the bowels of the D16 to get to the drive.)
Another thing I like about the D1600 is that you have 16 sets of controls (faders and pan controls) - 1 for each track. On the D16, you have 12. Tracks 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-16 share a set of controls. If you record a stereo source to one of those track sets, you can't individually pan the two tracks. You can only balance them with a single pan knob.
In a nutshell the D1600 is a more convenient recorder than the D16. But perhaps the determining factor in a purchase boils down to money. If money is not an issue, I'd go with the 1600. But I used a Korg D16 with a 2.1 GB drive for about a year when I was just learning and recorded most of our CD on that box. I even paid over $2100 for that unit and never regretted it. Now you can do the same thing I did on a vastly superior 60 GB D1600 for a mere $300.
Since 2003 I've bought tons of software and hardware to record using my computer. Not too long ago I purchased M-Audio Fast Track Pro. I guess I'll be listing that next. I used it one time to upgrade the firmware on a Roland percussion module. Whenever i need a demo recording, I just pull out my trusty D1600, and I've got everything I need in one small footprint. It probably helps that I learned to use this puppy as my first foray into digital recording. I still love it. I'm parting with this one cuz I actually bought it for one of my band mates, but quickly realized he wouldn't use it. I'm keeping my 40 GB unit, as it really comes in handy.
As I mentioned, a Korg D16 was used to record all songs on Crush Mp3's on Soundclick.com back in 2000 - 2003. I invite you to listen to other songs on the site that my former band produced on a Korg D16 with no prior recording experience. I might add produced and earned $10,000 in revenues on Mp3.com, and landed two huge concert gigs summer before last as a result of that success on Mp3.com. Those gigs would not have opened for us without the CD produced on the Korg. More recent original and cover tunes featuring Charity Warren on lead vocals and me on guitar and bg, were recorded on my D1600 this year. Access the BroadRun site by clicking here.
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I won’t bore you with specs here. If you are intererested in specs click here.. Here’s a review of the Korg D16 in Electronic Musician. It's the best review I've seen which details what the D16 does. It's applicable to the D1600 as well.
You can link two of these units to create a 32 track studio. So don’t worry that you'll be investing in a dead end 16 track unit. I love this box. The D1600 is easy to use with the touch screen and logical layout, and it has great built in effects. Check out the electric guitars on our recordings (recorded on a D16, but the effects and operating system on the D1600 are virtually the same, with exception of changes made to accomodate hardware changes). I used a cheap Mexican strat, plugged directly into the Korg. No amps were used, no DI, no external effects or stomp boxes. All those sounds make my pos strat sound like I’m playing a vintage strat through a Marshall stack. Check out the rifs in No More and Voices. The Korg (and the use of the overdub to fix my mistakes) make me sound like a helluva guitarist, which I'm not. And my favorite effect is the mic simulator. We used the standard SM58 for vocals and then let the Korg turn it into an AKG 414 with it's mic simulation effect. We used it on all the vocals and the improvement was incredible. Did I mention the drum patterns? Check out "Every Single Word" and "Voices". Even if you don't need them for recording, they come in handy when you need that back beat to play along with when writing a tune.
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