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Recording live with CDR?

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Wayne Butler, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. Wayne Butler

    Wayne Butler Guest

    Which is the better median to record live? A free standing unit like a Tascam CDR5000 or a computer based unit?

    This is in a church and the primary is vocal. If I go with the computer, what software allows you to record on the go?

    We also have a P133 sitting around with a 20GB HD in it and 64 meg of ram. Is it usable?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Wayne :confused:
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Unfortunately recording a CD live on a PC isnt going to truly work..it's best to go with a standalone CDRw such as the Tascam model you mentioned..great performance and great sounding converters too..

  3. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    If you plan to do some cutting, pasting, any other mastering type stuff etc., you may want to go direct to HD. Going to CD means you'd still need to dump into the HD anyway. Why not cut out the middle man?

    However, if you just want an archive of the performances and don't intend to mass produce off it, direct to CD would be fine. I've been using HHB 800 series burners for a while now with good results. All the format options make life pleasant. I've only used the Tascam unit a couple times, and no problems yet. I'm not familiar with the i/o options on that one offhand.

    One caveat, I would keep the CD burner in a shock-mounted flight case to minimize vibration while the CD is burning. And try to put it in an area of the room that won't vibrate too much either. This would still be the case with a HD based recorder, or even DAT, but much more so with CD. I've had a couple ssskickikick
    pipipipipipipipipipip problems burning CD's with the mains up loud and the burner on a tabletop. Use your best judgement.
  4. Wayne Butler

    Wayne Butler Guest

    Thanks for the input :)
    I'm going to recommend they go with the hard drive. That way they can edit and chop all they want.
    I'm also going to encourage them to continue going to cassette until they get used to the format.
    Again, Thanks

    Wayne :D
  5. Rick Greenly

    Rick Greenly Guest

    Why not have both in one box?

    Alesis makes a box called ML-9600 Masterlink. It combines a hard drive that records about 5 hours of 16bit 44.1khz stereo audio, built-in editing, and a CD burner.

    Very portable(three rack spaces).

    I don't work for Alesis, btw.


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