Digital Recording consules

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by lester, Nov 30, 2004.


  1. lester

    lester Guest

    Hi there, and thanks for paying attention, I'm into recording a solo album, or a few demos myself, and I was considering a digital recording device, I will need to record a Piano, Guitar, and Vocals, so I'll probably need some sort of a built in drum machine or rythem patterns, here are my few options (between 900-1300$)

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=rec/search/detail/base_pid/242088/

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=rec/search/detail/base_pid/240528/

    http://www.korg.com/gear/product_info.asp?a_prod_no=D16XD&category_id=3

    http://www.tascam.com/Products/2488.html

    http://www.fostex.com/index.php?file=products/digital/vf160ex

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=rec/search/detail/base_pid/241064/

    thanks again
    Lester
     
  2. clarkram

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    I picked up a Boss BR1600CD yesterday. Seems very versatile for the money. BTW, I got the BR1600 new in the box from an Atlanta area dealer (Ken Stanton Music) for $1199.

    Clark
     
  3. Hoosier

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    It works well,sounds great,and is fairly easy to use.
     
  4. lester

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    what about drum patterns? or would it make it easier on me to connect a drum machine?
     
  5. Hoosier

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    it's pretty new and I payed less than $100 for it.It sounds every bit as good as my drummer does when I record him,and I run the stereo (headphone) outputs into 2 tracks and then pan them hard left and right for a really nice natural depth.
    My son(who is also a guitarist)heard my latest work and asked who the drummer was.
     
  6. onemind

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    Have you considered Hard Disk based recording...the startup cost doesn't have to be high at all, assuming you own a reasonably quick computer, Pro Tools Free is an option....But Ideally you could spend about 450 on an MBox...and then get a couple of good sample cds of drum loops, you might have enough left over for a decent mic! :JAM
     
  7. lester

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    wow, sounds nice, and thanks for the quick answers, do you know anything on the boss, tascam or korg? in quality differences, and accesiability? I'm mostly looking for something friendly were I could just plug the mics and record a solo master, for editing I will also need the effect section, so it is important as well

    Thanks again for sharing
    Lester
     
  8. lester

    lester Guest

    thanks Onemind, but computer is not an issue for I don't have one, wich I could use for studio works, and I can't afford one also:(
     
  9. Hoosier

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    How many channels are you looking for?There are some nice 8 track units out there as well.The reason I got the Fostex is that for $800 I got 16 channels,large hard drive,built in CD burner,2 effects units built in.It will record 8 channels at a time maximum.
    If you want to hear a song recorded in my basement on the Fostex VF160,here's a link
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/writePage.cfm?myType=music&bandid=209657&bandnamesave=thegeezers
    If that link doesn't work,go to www.sounclick.com and do a search for Geezers.
     
  10. EVT

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    I like fostex...
    I have the VF160ex, I really like it a lot.
    I have some songs I recorded using it under the memer soundclips...
    http://thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?s=&threadid=58244

    It's well made and I'm very happy with it...
    In the past I had the Korg D-8.. which seemed flimsy in comparison.. it broke on me too...

    :(
    .....Fostex VF160ex :cool:
    evt
     
  11. Gerry

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    Clark, how does the direct-in guitar tones, and the drum machine sound - do they sound like a quality studio recording, or do they have that tell-tale 'artificial' sound?
     
  12. clarkram

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    Gerry,
    I just got some monitors delivered this afternoon and I haven't hooked them up yet, I've only run through headphones. (this is my first recording set up)

    That said, the guitar sounds were pretty good to my ears, although I intend to mic my amps for most stuff and bypass the guitar sounds. The drums were surprisingly good with alot of flexibility on programming. They also include a CD of a bunch of prerecorded drum tracks that you can import to your recording, this is in addition to the drum stuff included in the console.

    Clark

    just noticed I didn't really answer the question....yeah it has that artificial sound, but thats coming from a tube amp purist, what the hell do I know?
     

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