New Multitracker....which one ?

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by Ghostdriver, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Guest

    I am a home recordist as it were currently using a Korg D8, but looking to upgrade quickly to 16 track.
    I was looking at the Boss BR1600 for the guitar effects amongst other things but reading a few reviews put me off, so then I looked at Yamaha AW1600 which has rave reviews and is cheaper in the UK.

    But I notice there is a new Zoom HD16 one out which also seems to have everything even programmable drums for same kinda money and an 80gb hard drive which currently is the most storage available. But I havent seen any reviews of this beast yet.

    Please dont tell me to ditch this way of recording for Cubase or Pro Tools, not interested, yes I am old fashioned. In case it matters the music I record is heavvily guitar based in the vein of Social Distortion, The Cramps et al.


    Any help appreciated

  2. Same search here, check my 'Digital Multi Tracker Search' thread.
    No-one seems to reply on this forum at the moment.

    I am leaning more towards the yamaha now, zooms are made pretty cheaply and are prone to going wrong after a while.
    I was also looking at the Tascam 2488mk2 but I don't think it has a sampler built in?
  3. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver Guest

    thanks mate, I just replied to your post actually....weird. We are both looking for the same answers I guess, check the link I sent, might prove helpful.
    If this is your first foray into home recording and you need any other advice give me a yell as I have been recording for eight years at home and it can be frustrating.

  4. Kent L T

    Kent L T Active Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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    Well I know nothing about these but in general when I look to buy something I don't have much info on I try to search related user forums and manufacturer forums for problems that have cropped up with particular pieces of equipment. Other than that most of these units will probably perform about the same quality wise so it will be more of a feature thing. Like how easy are the menus to go through does it do xyz etc. You should go down to a music store that carries them and play around with them and see which one you like best.
  5. pr0gr4m

    pr0gr4m Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2005
    South Florida
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    I've used the Fostex VF160s and they work well and sound pretty good. It doesn't have any built-in guitar processing but it does have some build in effects. You can get a used one fairly cheap.
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