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The VS-1680 Digital Studio Workstation represents the new definition of recording power: a 16-track, 24-bit audio recording, editing, mixing and effects processing system in a compact tabletop workstation. With its advanced features, amazing sound quality and intuitive new user interface, the VS-1680 is a bold step forward in professional audio recording. 16 tracks of hard disk audio recording; 256 Virtual tracks (16 tracks x 16 V-tracks) to freely record different ideas and arrangements 24-bit MT Pro Recording Mode for massive headroom and dynamic rangeā€”a first in its class Huge 320 x 240 dot graphic LCD provides simultaneous level meters, play list, EQ curves, EFX settings, waveforms, and more 20-bit A/D, D/A converters for pristine sound 2 optional 24-bit stereo multi-effects processors (VS8F-2) provide up to 8 channels of independent effects processing New EZ Routing function allows users to create and save various recording, mixing, track bouncing and other comprehensive mixer templates for instant recall 10 audio inputs: 2 balanced XLR-type inputs w/ phantom power, 6 balanced 1/4" inputs, and 1 stereo digital input (optical/coaxial) 12 audio outputs: 8 RCA-type outputs (Master L/R, Aux.A L/R, Aux.B L/R, Monitor L/R), and 2 stereo digital outputs (1 optical, 1 coaxial) plus Phones output Dedicated LED buttons and an elegant user interface for simplified operation Direct audio CD recording and data backup using built-in SCSI port and optional compatible CD-R drive Note that this product is no longer in production. Similar capabilities can be found in the VS-1824CD 24-bit Digital Studio Workstation.


4 track cassete recorders that rule!

...with its 90dB signal to noise ratio. I was extremely glad when i moved up to the 16 track digital Roland VS-1680, you'd have to be out of your mind or deaf to prefer cassettes. The only good thing about these analog portastudios is their limited capabilities: play or record. No effects or editing to twat...

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Roland TR8S - Drum machine with individual outs and sampling.

Not too worried about it because newer parts tend to be built better and with a better sense of what is going to be used constantly. The VS line was a 90s thing anyway. 90s encoders sucked! I am going to have to try out the above step recording tips, thanks to all who chimed in.

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Audio Interface - Low Latency Performance Data Base

...long time ago. I should have kept it. But I struggled with computer recording coming from a Roland VS-1680. That machine was so straight forward and I knew nothing about computer recording. I was experiencing lots of pops and crackles. I attribute it to user error though :/ ...

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