Tascam 2488 or Boss BR1600CD??? Any advice?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by poetdogjane, Apr 16, 2005.

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  1. poetdogjane

    poetdogjane Guest


    I am looking to buy a multitrack recorder and have narrowed it down to the Tascam 2488 or the Boss BR1600CD. I am also possibly looking at a Yamaha 16 track (AW16G?). The plus point of the Tascam is its 24 tracks, but the Boss has 8 XLR's. Does anyone out there have any advice or experience with either. I am likely to use it live at some point (solo and band), but will initially be recording at home. I will want to record a full drum kit at some point in the future.

    Any advice gratefully received. Thanks!

    Poet Dog Jane
  2. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    yea i got some advice ---buy the roland 2480 --even if you pick up a used unit they going for 1600 or so.....wow you would have all your screens on monitor and automix 64 channel mixer with compresson and eq on every channel 0---give me another reason
  3. poetdogjane

    poetdogjane Guest

    Thanks - would do if I had the budget! But I'm just starting out and need a solid basic unit for under £1000 - hence going for the BR1600 or the 2488. Any other advice out there?
  4. tringlesceo

    tringlesceo Guest

  5. poetdogjane

    poetdogjane Guest

  6. Kswiss

    Kswiss Guest

    for under a thousand you could almost build a computer with interface and buy software..... You could build a comp for 500 bucks and get a presonus firepod that comes with cubase LE.... or if you already have a computer you could get a Digi 002 for i think 1200..... used cheaper. You'd have a bunch more options. I'm not into the Boss stuff at all.... isn't the Tascam just modular multi-track? You wouldn't be able to do much with just that. I'd go DAW.

  7. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    you'll spend alot of time on that small screen :?
  8. poetdogjane

    poetdogjane Guest

    I thought about that option to start with, then decided to go down the multi-track route as I am no computer whizz! Also all the extra software, hardware etc. might kill my poor, overused computer! I'm also just starting out on the recording thing and just want to get some basic tracks down - also record live (hence the BR1600 option as it has 8XLR inputs). Anyway, thanks for all the advice - although I think I've been a bit lost in the techno speak - DAW? modular multi-track? I am only a novice!!


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