#1
Hello!

I was thinking of getting a second hand Tascam us 122 for recording guitar (and later on also vocals) on my mac. Around here you can find a good one for about 90 to 100 euros on the second hand market.

But in the shop around the corner I can get a new Roland tri capture for 113 euros. Being a total newbie in this matter this seems like a pretty good deal. No risk, support from the store and it's an appliance from a renowned brand. And it's only about 20 euros more.

What do you people think?

Thanks already for your advice.

Din.
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#2
I've never tried a Roland Tri, but I've tried a Tascam for recording guitar and the sound isn't great.
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I've never tried a Roland Tri, but I've tried a Tascam for recording guitar and the sound isn't great.


Interesting. The tascam was recommended to me by some homerecording forum. But it was a general recommendation, not specifically for guitar.
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#4
One of the big pros of the Tricapture for me is that it comes with Sonar X1 (a pretty fully featured version).

Since you're on a Mac that's irrelevant, and there's not much else that makes it an especially worthy recommendation.
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there's not much else that makes it an especially worthy recommendation.


I guess not, but I personally don't see any big cons either.

Do you have any suggestions for something else? Or would you say the tascam is the way to go?
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#6
Are the Tascam US-800s getting blown out by European retailers? Check on that interface, because over here, they're going for between $100-150 and come with Cubase LE4/5, which alone is worth the price. The cheaper US-122 you're thinking about has pretty poor preamps and the build quality is pretty shoddy. I wouldn't buy either of the two units you're looking at TBH.
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Are the Tascam US-800s getting blown out by European retailers?

Not that I know of but I will surely check.

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The cheaper US-122 you're thinking about has pretty poor preamps and the build quality is pretty shoddy. I wouldn't buy either of the two units you're looking at TBH.


Problem is that I'm on kind of a tight budget :-(

Any "cheap" suggestions?
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#8
I was getting all excited over a tascam us 800 on amazon.com!!!

98,99 dollars! a bargain!

But then I got this message



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#9
I've been checking some alternatives.

What about an M Audio fast track?
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Last edited by Din Viesel at Dec 4, 2011,