Sub $300 recorder

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by dankayaker, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. dankayaker

    dankayaker Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm looking for a HD recorder. Audio resolution and transferability are most important to me. I'd like to record maybe 1-3 channels at the same time then transfer them to a Mac for additional editing. Any idea's ?

    thanks
     
  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Member

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    Yes, spend more.
     
  3. dankayaker

    dankayaker Member

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    Doa !

    OK, how much more ?
     
  4. jzb

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    Q: Are you talking stand-alone HD recorder or PC digital recording? (ala PT or Nuendo, etc..)

    -j
     
  5. dankayaker

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    stand alone unit . . .I use ProTools on Macs but need a portable way to grab ideas and maybe do a little multitracking.
     
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  7. tedm

    tedm Gold Supporting Member

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    Dan,
    You'll need some kind of mixer device, but you may want to check out the Edirol R-1 which uses up to 2gb CF cards and records at up to 24/48, with USB 2 i/o. I haven't tried it yet, just been reading about it.


     
  8. loudboy

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    Used ADAT XT.

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  9. dankayaker

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    Thanks Guys,

    I guess I didn't make it clear . . . ..I have access to all the higher end computer based solutions . . . . I basically want a way (portable) to record band jams with a mic or two or three. Audio quality is most important, effects don't matter.

    I was thinking about the Porta Studio 5 or something of that nature.
     
  10. jokerjkny

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    not to spam you, but i'm thinking about selling my wee little Korg.
     
  11. dankayaker

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    Speak to me of this "wee little Korg"
     
  12. Jumblefingers

    Jumblefingers Supporting Member

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    Korg PXR4 and a small Berringrer mixer. Uses smart media cards and a card reader adaptor for your Mac costs $25. Think Korg have tranasfer software and the unit has a USB connection if I am not mistaken. It also has some GREAT effects and is fun to use.
     
  13. Scribe

    Scribe Guest

    Since the clocks in digital recorders are pretty close, I wonder if it would work to just use a couple of DAT recorders and four microphones then marry up the tracks in a digital multitrack program later?

    Addendum: I wish I had tried this in the 90's when I was working with Chuck Treece.
     

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