#1
I'm looking for something to record ideas i'm looking at a tascam dp06, but since I use a peavey vypyr using the headphone jack as a record out might be kinda tricky, I have also looked at the older boss microbr, it seems cool since it has drum loops and all and I have also considered a handheld recorder....i'm kinda limited by these 3 financially.So what would you reccomend?
#2
depends on how far you want to go. i have a hand recorder just for jotting down quick ideas or a quick option for recording an idea in a band setting. this is very limited in the fact that the recording quality could usually be better and there is no opportunity to lay more tracks over what was just laid.

if you want something to develop ideas on then maybe the boss would be more for you. this would allow you to put some rhythm section to ideas

if you want something even more flexible to develop ideas on then a usb recording interface may be what you need. you can find plenty of good used ones for ~100 bucks (which seems to be your budget), stuff like focusrite or presonus for example.

you can also get a lower model one for under 100 brand new, like this tascam

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/tascam-us-100-usb-audio-interface

computer recording would give you access to DAW software(Reaper is a free one that is generally highly regarded on this site), DAWs can run all sorts of effects and virtual instruments and recording loops that would allow you to do quite a bit more than a standalone recorder. it's not quite a simple and portable though, so there is a tradeoff there.
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Last edited by gumbilicious at Apr 27, 2014,
#3
Do you need multi-track? Yes/no
Do you want to add external mics? yes/no
What exactly is your budget?
What exactly do you want to achieve with these recordings?

I own way too much recording gear because I have more money than brains.
For a lot of idea sketches I just use a Zoom H1 or Smartphone with Rode recording app for good quick results. This will usually get me to the point of more serious recordings via Protools and an engineer with talent.
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#4
100 is my budget. I would like multitracking. But i will need to use the mic in tbe microbr so i dont know if its decent
#5
If you have an iphone, this is by far the best bang for the buck in multitrack recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogKvZr5Gw-k
No $100 mini recorder comes close to this in terms of quality or possibilities.

Add the Tascam im2 mic for stunning results:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4GROPxiErA
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#6
Or can i use the headphone jack on my peavey vypyr as a record out? Which do you think is the best route to take?
#7
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Or can i use the headphone jack on my peavey vypyr as a record out? Which do you think is the best route to take?


Experiment. Try it both ways and trust your ears.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#8
Im glad to expermement but i cant afford both things. No i dont have an ipad...im an android. Kinda guy....so which would you get microbr or a handheld? Is the mic in the microbr decent?
#9
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Im glad to expermement but i cant afford both things. No i dont have an ipad...im an android. Kinda guy....so which would you get microbr or a handheld? Is the mic in the microbr decent?


units like the microbr usually have a cheap omnidirectional mic, they usually have quite a bit of hiss involved with the sound.
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#11
Get a multi-track app for your android and try recording with it first. You can add a mic like the Zoom H1 if you need better sound. Smartphone processing power always trumps small, cheap stand-alone multi-track recorders.
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
#12
So i have a question now, if i go the android app route. What and i want to use my sennheier e609 mic what can i get to link between my guitar mic and the amp?
#13
If you're just using it as an audio note pad, there's not much wrong with just using the mic on your phone.

If you actually want to record some proper demos then something more will be needed and it can get a little pricey.
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#14
Quote by lp4lifessamberl
So i have a question now, if i go the android app route. What and i want to use my sennheier e609 mic what can i get to link between my guitar mic and the amp?


Google works... Android compatible but I have never used one:
http://www.amazon.com/TASCAM-iXZ-Instrument-input-iPhone/dp/B005NZ05J8
http://betanews.com/2012/12/22/now-you-can-record-to-your-android-device-via-usb-audio-interface/
"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY
Last edited by Cajundaddy at Apr 27, 2014,
#15
I have a good mic so. I just need an interface that will work with my tablet and has phantom. Power. Do these exist?