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Old 02-09-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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Should I buy the Boss BR:600 or the Tascam DP-02CF?

I'm on a budget of $350 and I want something worthwhile that I can record with for a few years.

My playing styles are:
-Metal (black dahlia murder, necrophagist, kalmah)
-Instrumental (joe satriani, buckethead)

I listed those just in case one recorder has some features that will make the quality better for the genre of music.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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The quality of both are just about the same as they are lower budget MTRs. The Boss unit offers an on board drum machine the Tascam actually has XLR connection inputs.

So yea, pros and cons on each.
I personally would go with the Tascam if I where buying just because I enjoy having the XLR connections and would not use an on board drum machine.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:12 AM   #3
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I've a boss 1600 but its been stored away in a box for the last 2 years, its all about computers nowadays dude, do you have a computer/laptop?
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Old 02-10-2010, 06:20 AM   #4
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yep, i'm on a laptop but i don't have a clue about recording really. Should i just download some recording software and buy a good instrument mic?
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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Computers are not for everyone. You can do just as good with a multi-track recorder.

Computers/Software have a lot of settings and can be difficult to learn. You will need the program to work with, a mic, and an audio interface.

With the MTR setup all you need is the MTR and mic.....no buying expensive software or taking the time to learn it.


Overall the choice is up to the person buying and running all the gear.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:21 AM   #6
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Finally somebody is making sense. " Computers for recording are not for everyone". Last summer I purchased the Korg D3200. It records and can burn Cd's. The HD, and its software are included. I love it . the unit cost $1300, the monitors $300 and it goes on and on. Microphones are expensive but there is the feeling that I have got something for the future. The Korg is user friendly and its worth the investment. At least with multi-track recorders you set them up correctly and away you go. I agree with the other forum member that Tascam are also good products. Before I got the Korg I bought a tascam DP-004 pocket studio for under $200. Hey its a good way to get your feet wet without spending money on computers, software and then interfaces and all the rest. . . I have spent a lot of money on everything and now all I am doing is practicing toward a goal of recording my own songs. Good luck ......
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:00 AM   #7
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:08 AM   #8
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can someone help me figure out my boss br 1600.i just want to try out my mic without recording any thing .dam manual is to dam technical and i have the dvd but they don't have an easy way to figure out the mic i have a shure mic
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:42 AM   #9
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Why would you resurrect an obviously dead thread for this?

I'm not sure what you're struggling with - microphones are easy to use, you just plug them in & they start working. Some have an on/off switch, some may require phantom power, but that shouldn't stop you being able to "figure out the mic".

If it's the Boss BR1600 you're struggling with, it should simply be a case of plugging in & arming the channel as usual, but then simply don't hit the record button. You should then be able to hear whatever the mic is picking up through whatever monitoring system you have attached to the Boss.
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