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Upgrading from 4 track tape deck.What to buy next?
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 Posted: Tue May 28th, 2013 11:08 pm
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I currently own the following equipment:
Roland Rd700sx stage piano,new in 2005.
Roland KC350 amp.New in 2005.
Tascam Portastudio 4 track tape deck 414Mk11,new in 2004.

I love these items.As cassettes are now harder to buy I think I need to upgrade from the tape deck to some form of digital recorder.I would like some advice to what to buy.My budget is limited to around $500 (australian).

I have seen the Zoom R16 multi track recorder.Looks good.
On my set up I have 2 leads from the piano to the tascam,they plug in on the front and the mic lead with XLR plugs in on the back.There are 2 sockets available for those.I use 1 mic.

Would you please recommend a decent digital recorder that can offer just as good recordings as the tascam?

Thanks.

Chris.

An update to this post:
I have since purchased a brand new Zoom R16 digital Recorder to replace the Tascam.

Chris.

Last edited on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 09:09 pm by Denv12

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 Posted: Wed May 29th, 2013 04:45 am
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I used to have a zoom trs8 some years back and it was great so I am sure the R16 will be fine as well. But.... having said that I would strongly recommend going to a computerised daw system like Cubase, reason, protools etc..

There is a fair bit of a learning curve with these and you will still need some hardware to plug into the usb to enable recording and quality sound but the flexibility you will have in mixing is fantastic. Its also visual and easy to shift stuff around and add and edit effects. You can pick up an interface for a coule of hundred that will allow two inputs and then you can attatch two condenser mics and drop em in your piano for a great sound. Just my two cents worth, keep or sweep.

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 Posted: Wed May 29th, 2013 05:18 am
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Thanks for the advice.I've heard of the other ones.I like the look of the zoom.The more I see it the more I like it.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2013 04:27 pm
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Don't if you've bought something by now,but Zoom are good very affordable gear.



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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2013 08:43 pm
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After shopping around I decided on the Zoom R16.Its ideal for me and within my budget.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 9th, 2013 09:16 pm
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Perfect,Enjoy!

Liam.



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