Recorder for guitars

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  1. StoneAge Cabs

    StoneAge Cabs Silver Supporting Member

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    Am thinking of getting an all in one recorder and want to know if anyone has experience with the 'Boss BR 1180'. I am wanting something that is user friendly...and provides clean results.
    I plan micing up close with a 57....and , also, with a room mic. Any suggestions for the room mic? I am considering the "GT55"..tube mic.

    Thanks very much....
     
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    What's that model number? The 1180 is a bag.
     
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    Hi, Mike
    It is BR-1180 CD ... digital recording studio. Thanks.

    Just tried to check out the part # and I too only found the 1180 bag. I am thinking it is a new old stock I am considering purchasing....and the new # is now Br1200-CD. I am looking at the box..gives no indication as to when it was made.
     
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    Yeah, Mike...the one you bought does look good, now ya got me thinking. Let me know how user friendly it becomes, will you?

    Thanks...
     
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    I've got the BR1200 CD and it's really great! Easy to use, sounds great and I find myself recording more than ever. The modeller is decent, but I much prefer micing my amp. Let me know if there's any specific questions you have. Thanks....
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
    Do you use more than one mic when recording guitars... say, a 57 on the grille, and possibly a room mic?
    Or are you using one?
    I am considering using 2...and am sure I will get a variety of tones both ways.
     
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    So far I've only used one mic (SM57). But there are 2 jacks and it can record two tracks at once, so you should have no problem doing this. I'd especially like to use 2 when recording acoustic. BTW, the drum machine in it is actually pretty good.
     
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    The br1180 is a great unit. I've used it for three years now. They replaced it with the br1200 which has a few more featres. It's a great unit for the money. The amp models are halfway decent. the mic models are pretty good,the effects are great. I use mine and a sm58 and that's it.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=507511

    i recorded these tunes on it. everything you here was recorded direct. the drums are in the 1180, the rythm guitars were done through the amp models, the lead guitar was done through a mesa studio pre direct into the unit and run through a cab sim in the unit. mixed, mastered and burned all on the one unit.

    It is very user friendly. I did a lot on it before ever opening the manual.

    Scott
     
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    Two mics on the speaker is awesome! I got amazing tones with this mic setup on my cab last weekend.

    Shure SM57, Royer 121, Sennheiser 421. In addition to your 57 I'd pick up a 421...they can be had for a reasonable price and are great multi-purpose mics!

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    Nice set up...I'm gonna check that 421 out, as well as your clips.

    Thanks.
     
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    Scott...."in the thick of it"... awesome !
    One of yours?? Great job.
     
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    Also look into a used Yamaha AW4416-it's a big box, and the mastering functions are lacking, but as a straight ahead recorder/monitor/editor it kills...
     
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    Will do, drbob1....thank you !
     

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