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Have $300 to buy a recorder please help

Discussion in 'Recording' started by KingSnake, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. KingSnake

    KingSnake Guest

    I have just started getting in to the recording of music and for Christmas would like a recorder. My parents said anywhere in the neighborhood of $200-$300 is what they could spend on it. I really don't want any computer programs or stuff to record to a computer. I would like either an Analog 4- track recorder or a Digital 4- track recorder. I was wondering if anyone would be kidnd enough to reccommend a recorder for me so I can know where to at least begin my search. Remember either Digital or Analog and I would like it to be a 4-track. Thanks a lot.
  2. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    zoom mrs 8 track...little thing but you can do a lot with it. It's 350 and will do everything you want it to.
  3. KingSnake

    KingSnake Guest

    Is it pretty easy to use?
  4. RAIN0707

    RAIN0707 Guest

    Couldn't say. Never used one. I have a Zoom MRT Drum Machine though and I must say it's the easiest drum machine I've ever used.
  5. vinniesrs

    vinniesrs Active Member

    May 12, 2003
    What type of recording do you want to do? ie: bands, one instrument at a time etc?
  6. KingSnake

    KingSnake Guest

    I'd like to do one insturment at a time.
  7. alba359

    alba359 Active Member

    Aug 4, 2001
    south louisiana
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    Considered 4 or 8 track Mini disc?

    You might consider a used multi track mini disc recorder. They're cheap on Ebay. The Yamaha md4s(?) 4 track unit has a built in mixer and I understand it can be mated to another Yamaha mini disc recorder to give you more tracks. Used MD recorders usually go for under $250. Homerecording.com has an entire forum dedicated to minidisc recording. You can go there and check with people who have experience on mini disc recorders. One problem is the 140mb data discs are getting harder to find. I think they run about $16. The good side of that is they can be used over and over again without sound degradation. Good luck.
  8. tomislav

    tomislav Active Member

    Oct 25, 2004
    fostex mr-8

    it's a nice little 8-track. i wish i could have bought something bigger and better, but i just don't have the money.
  9. KingSnake

    KingSnake Guest

    Alright so I think I may be getting the Tascam Portastudio 414mkII I was wondering if anyone can tell me the good or bad about this unit.
  10. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Distinguished Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    While at the AES show I noticed a few new gems from Tascam. For $399 you can get the new Tascam 8-track digital with faders, knobs, MIDI, USB and 40GB hard disk. The model with effects is $100 more. Have a look:

  11. pugsla

    pugsla Guest

    can some one help,, i'm a new-bee,,just got a roland vs-840,,& need help working the machine,,paid for a manual,,& waiting on roland to send it.....HELP

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