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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: analouge or digital Reply with quote

im looking to get a 4/8 track recorder just for bedroom use and ideas, nothin big.
which do you htink would be a better way to go? also suggestions for specific recorders would be great, and please keep the price no higher than $300
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digital is going to be the most versatile and they're getting cheaper all the time. You'd be able to put tracks on yr computer and do some simple mastering and touch-up work as well. The sound quality is also much better, more then good enough for a demo.

Adobe Audition is a great piece of editing software, and there are hacked versions all over bittorrent.

This would work really well, though you'd probably want to buy a bigger flash card:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fostex-MR8-mkII-8Track-Digital-Recorder?sku=240343

For $100 more, you get an internal hard drive and 4 simultaneous record tracks:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fostex-MR8HD-8Track-Digital-Recorder-with-40GB-Hard-Drive?sku=240341

Regardless, look for one with built-in amp modeling; it makes capturing ideas much easier.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digital, always digital. Until the day that I'm rich that is. People love analog for the "sound", which is mostly tape saturation and what not, but anyways.

Do you want it to be portable or to hook up to your computer?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a laptop, I'd just get an audio interface for it and some recording software instead...
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know where you live, but if you are here in the states, you can find a cassette 4-track on craigslist for $50 all day long in most cities.

If you are new to recording, I say keep it simple. I love the way 4 track cassette recordings sound for some stuff. If you want to record loud rock or metal, go digial though. If you are a singer / songwriter go cassette. Every heard Nebraska by Springsteen? 4 tracks and hotel rooms.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stereo reel to reel. $45 at any given pawn shop. at least thats what I want to do.
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