#1
I want to start getting into some recording but I do not know where to start. I was looking at some of the multi-track recorders and i want to keep my budget at around 200 but no more than 300. What are some good recording devices for a beginner and around this budget?

EDIT: I am also looking for something that isn't too hard to use and I can learn how to use it quickly and possibly upload my tracks to a cd.

EDIT2: Here is one I was looking at http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fostex-MR-8-mkII-8-Track-Digital-Recorder-103729851-i1125873.gc good or bad?
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#2
Tascam Pocketstudio is not a bad place to start. It'll give you the basics of how to do multitrack recording, and they're pretty cheap
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Quote by ext1jdh
Tascam Pocketstudio is not a bad place to start. It'll give you the basics of how to do multitrack recording.


thanks bro i appreciate it
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#4
check out the line 6 computer interfaces. for $100 you can get a guitar only interface with basic recording software and amp simulators or for $200 you can get one with mic inputs and more comprehensive software that, with a mic or two, would be all you need for professional sounding recordings.
#5
Where do you plan on doing a majority of your recording? Do you plan on being able to record pretty much wherever you go or do you plan on setting up a home studio?

I see you've got the MR-8 posted there and it gets the job done for starting out if you plan on recording wherever. Their portable, have some nifty features and built in effects.

If you planned on hooking it up to a PC, I would suggest going with one of these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio-Fast-Track-MKII-USB-Audio-Interface-105632467-i1474272.gc
You just hook it up to your pc and you're good to go. It comes with Pro Tools M-Powered Essentials which is a lower end version of the industry standard for recording software.
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#6
Quote by lockwolf
Where do you plan on doing a majority of your recording? Do you plan on being able to record pretty much wherever you go or do you plan on setting up a home studio?

I see you've got the MR-8 posted there and it gets the job done for starting out if you plan on recording wherever. Their portable, have some nifty features and built in effects.

If you planned on hooking it up to a PC, I would suggest going with one of these: http://www.guitarcenter.com/M-Audio-Fast-Track-MKII-USB-Audio-Interface-105632467-i1474272.gc
You just hook it up to your pc and you're good to go. It comes with Pro Tools M-Powered Essentials which is a lower end version of the industry standard for recording software.


can the the MR-8 do acoustic guitar recordings or only electric guitar?
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