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wcap 11-24-2011 10:34 AM

"Affordable" stand-alone device for recording 4 tracks (4 microphones) at once?
 
I've been doing some recording with two mics plugged into a Presonus Firebox, capturing the tracks with GarageBand (also have Logic Express, but have not learned to use it yet).

For greater convenience (and to deal with a noisy computer fan problem) I'm thinking of getting a stand alone recorder such as the Tascam DP008 8-Track Digital Pocketstudio

But we are thinking we might like to record 4 tracks at once (four musicians) and like the Firebox, the Tascam DP008 only has two microphone inputs.

Are there any "affordable" stand-alone options (that don't require a computer) that you would recommend for recording at least 4 tracks (4 microphones) at once?

Thanks.

Bob1131 11-24-2011 12:33 PM

Here's a couple:

Zoom R16 and

Boss BR800

Both can record 4 tracks simultaneously and have at least 4 inputs. The Zoom is $399 new and the Boss is $449 new. If your budget is less, you should check e-Bay and Craigs List for used units.

wcap 11-24-2011 10:36 PM

Thanks. The Zoom R24 is looking attractive - more attractive than the R16 because it will supply phantom power to 6 mics rather than just 2.


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