8 track recording (suggestions)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by CrysAk, May 10, 2007.

  1. CrysAk

    CrysAk Guest

    im new to recording music and am currently looking into purchasing an 8 track capable of simultaneously recording 8 tracks at the same time (bass,vocals,2guitars and drums)

    need a hardware solution

    any helps would be great, i figured this would be the best place to start

  2. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    I would recommend not taking such a large jump
    into buying a 8 track recorded.
    What if you want more.
    I would down load this free program that you can
    record with and after you get use to it then decide.
    I only suggest this because you said you are new.
    its called acid express


    Let us know how it goes

  3. CrysAk

    CrysAk Guest

    i need a hardware solution to record at the place we practice, planing on recording every session so that we have an archive of what we have done, as we have been playing for half a year together and need to start recording and gigging soon

    so far i heard that the Yamaha AW1600 is ideal , is 600 quid around the price im looking at for this kinda hardware?
  4. bwmac

    bwmac Active Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Ok CrysAk ;

    got ya;

    A aw1600 is a really nice recorder for you guys but it may be over kill;
    I mean you can get smalled and cheaper. The aw1600 is sweet

    But to stay in that area of DAW and down size the Bose 1200
    is also very nice

    and to Google multitrack recorder get lots like the
    Fostex RD-8 Digital Multitrack Recorder
    Zoom MRS8
    The Tascam DP-01FX
    and lots more

    I have heard the quality and durability of the Bose is great
    but its kind of a personal thing and I would see what your local store carries.

    Good luck and please post a review of your thoughts after a few sessions
    with your new gear.

  5. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Mar 31, 2007
    North Vancouver
    Do you have access to a laptop?
  6. GregP

    GregP Guest

    Or a Shuttle-type box.

    NCIX has "barebones" systems for as little as $200. That'll get you a machine capable of recording 8 simultaneous tracks. Just add 8-channel input device. ;)
  7. CrysAk

    CrysAk Guest

    thanks for all the info ^^
    the Yamaha AW1600 seems to have been recommended alot on other forums also , so looks like ill be going for that, i do have access to a laptop but its not practice enough for what we want

    thanks again

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