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Picking a recorder

Discussion in 'Recording' started by confounded, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. confounded

    confounded Guest

    Hello one and all! I am a newbie here, so here goes...

    I am in the market for a stand alone multi-tracker. I understand the importance of a good recording chain (mics-pre mics-cords), and know that good monitors are a very important element in making something sound good. I have studied bit depth, and am wanting to record in 24 bit, and would settle for 44.1 sample rate. I can't afford a high-end unit, and have read several hours worth of forums on different units. I have reduced my choices to three. Each unit has some good things, and during the process I would start leaning towards a certain one, then would find a users forum for the unit that would have negative comments or complaints about exsisting limitations. I know each one has pros an cons, and am not sold (or might not use) of any of the three's pre-amps. So I thought I would list the three, and see if there was one that might stand out between them here on this forum. Thanks for reading, and for any advice.

    Roland VS2400 - Korg D3200 - Yamaha Aw1600
     
  2. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    I'm not being facitious(I'm not even sure if I'm spelling facetious correctly?)...

    Do all the research you can, narrow it down and pick "your one" because it "looks prettiest" - if that's all that's left to figure...

    Long as they all meet your needs, you've sort've gone as far as you can go...

    An example: I wanted to pick a "pro" soundcard. I looked at all I could find, throwing out many along the way for a variety of reasons. Finally, I narrowed the field to two. I picked the one with the "right" connectors - fewer adapters would be needed. I was happy.


    TG


    Oh! In my case, "pretty" was not a parameter, as it lives inside my machine and I can't see it anyway...
     
  3. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    There was a good issue of Keyboard magazine a few months back that reviewed all the major brands. The main article was about recording keyboards, but they had some really good reviews of the all-in-one recording devices that they used. I think they used Roland, Korg, Akai and maybe Tascam or Fostex. Lots of good info in that article.
     
  4. TeddyG

    TeddyG Well-Known Member

    When I'm looking for reviews I always try Mix, Electronic Musician and (The British) Sound On Sound magazines. They all have websites that do have some of the reviews available for looking at for free...
     
  5. standpointe

    standpointe Guest

    i would vote for the korg. I'v'e never used one but i researched it. Looks like a quality system for its price range. Or if you can save some money you can either get a good DAW or do what i did and get a Alesis HD24. I got mine for about $1200 on ebay and it has produced sounds as good as if not better than modern recordings. But its enitrely up to you on what you want to do.
     

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