#1
Hey, so basically i want to start recording my own music, which i have written over the last couple of years.
I have an acoustic guitar (if that helps at all).

So, my question is, does anyone have this 4-track recorder, and does anyone have anything that could help with my decision....thanks


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tascam-DP-004-Portable-4-track-Pocketstudio/dp/B001JIDCNO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1281038011&sr=8-1
#2
Welcome to 2010 bro. For that much you can get a decent USB recording interface. Check them out. You won't be disappointed.

Reaper is a free DAW that is amazing. Get it.
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#3
tbh, i am not too interested/keen on recording into my computer. just want to record the guitar, i have used other music software, and honestly havent been impressed.......i refuse to pay much more than 100-150(ish)

ps. John Frusciante used a 4-track recorder for his first solo album, and imo the sound was pretty impressive, i know this isnt very relevant, but whatever
#4
There are still quite a few artists (e.g. M. Ward) nowadays who swear by the four-track recorder for that oldey, vintage feel, and also because it forces them to keep their songs simple.

I would only get one for the novelty. Otherwise, you can buy a cheap audio interface (Line 6 Toneports are a good idea because they come with VST amp simulation) and use a free DAW like Reaper. That won't cost as much as that 4-track.
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#5
I've got the Tascam DP-02 8 track recorder. I would recommend it. Listen to my recordings in my profile and it'll give you an idea of what kind of sound it'll give you. Keep in mind, my mixing is hardly up to par.

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#6
Quote by RisingForce1990
I've got the Tascam DP-02 8 track recorder. I would recommend it. Listen to my recordings in my profile and it'll give you an idea of what kind of sound it'll give you. Keep in mind, my mixing is hardly up to par.


Your recordings are good, the playing is spot on and the sound quality is alright but there is sooo much audible white noise.

I still say is it not only cheaper but there is a major difference in sound quality with recording via computer or standalone recorder.

Whichever your preference, cheers!
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#7
Quote by fastlanestoner
Your recordings are good, the playing is spot on and the sound quality is alright but there is sooo much audible white noise.

I still say is it not only cheaper but there is a major difference in sound quality with recording via computer or standalone recorder.

Whichever your preference, cheers!



Is there any way I can get rid of the white noise?

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#8
ok, so is there any kind of mixing desk that is similar priced (maybe between £200-300, which would be around $400-500(approx) that i would be able to record guitar (elct. and acous.) then be able to save/export to a cd or sd card without connecting it to a computer?


I am more interested in just using the mixer rather than a computer to add effects (if i want them)

thanks for the help thus far
#9
Artists like M Ward use 4 track recorders, but not 4 track CASSETTE recorders. They use 4 track reel-to-reels with actual outboard compressors, EQs, preamps, etc. and that's how they achieve the profesh sound. That actually costs like 50x as much as an amateur computer based setup.
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