#1
I'm looking at buying a multitrack for home recordings but can't decide which one. I'm pretty much skint, so I'm only likely to spend about £200 quid. I'll be recording some quite heavy stuff similar to Cannibal Corpse and The Berzerker - the two I've been looking at are
Zoom MRS 8
Boss BR-600
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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#2
How many things are yoy planning to record? Just guitars/bass? Or are you going to be micing a whole drumkit?
#3
Just a few guitars, bass and vocals. I can't play drums to save myself so I'll use the built in drums for now.
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#5
If you aren't planning on expanding and upgrading your recording setup then I guess I can recommend the BR-600. Roland (Boss) is a much more reputable company than Zoom.
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#6
Oh sorry, I thought you wanted a mixer (I read it too fast )

I don't have a clue about multitracks since I use cubase.
#7
I'm crap with technology, and i have the BR-600.

It does the job pretty well, i think. The inbuilt tones are pretty crap, but if you have a decent tone already, its a good piece of kit.

Don't know anything about the Zoom though
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#8
Aye, I was using Audacity but had problems with layering so I switched to Krystal and it was fine, but the problem now is that my computer has no sound for some reason.
A friend of mine recently got the MRS-8 and it produced some good quality recordings - but that was all acoustic and I'm thinking it may suffer a bit with lots of distortion.
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Oh sorry, I thought you wanted a mixer (I read it too fast )

I don't have a clue about multitracks since I use cubase.


... Yet you have a clue about mixers? Computer recording doesn't call for a mixer. In fact, a mixer impedes your ability to edit your tracks, rendering your computer nothing more than a digital multi-track recorder with a start menu.
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#10
I have the Br-600 use it record everything, including my band, its very good quality all you have to have is audacity, to compress it mp3, its fantastic
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... Yet you have a clue about mixers? Computer recording doesn't call for a mixer. In fact, a mixer impedes your ability to edit your tracks, rendering your computer nothing more than a digital multi-track recorder with a start menu.


I know more about mixers than I do about multitracks. Thats what I was getting at
#12
Aye I've still got Audacity to convert it I just can't record via my computer anymore.
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... Yet you have a clue about mixers? Computer recording doesn't call for a mixer. In fact, a mixer impedes your ability to edit your tracks, rendering your computer nothing more than a digital multi-track recorder with a start menu.



A mixer might not be necessary, especially in the home studio, but I don't see how it impedes it.
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#15
Definately the Boss? I was thinking that, it seems sturdier as well, the Zoom is only about 2 centimetres thick.
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#16
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A mixer might not be necessary, especially in the home studio, but I don't see how it impedes it.


The computer does the mixing and editing. Passing multiple signals through a mixer then recording the mix on your machine destroys the ease of editing that computer recording is famous for.
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#17
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I'm looking at buying a multitrack for home recordings but can't decide which one. I'm pretty much skint, so I'm only likely to spend about £200 quid. I'll be recording some quite heavy stuff similar to Cannibal Corpse and The Berzerker - the two I've been looking at are
Zoom MRS 8
Boss BR-600
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


http://studio-central.com/phpbb/viewforum.php?f=33&sid=7c278830f5e24292e802eddfed39121f

I prefer sticking with a DAW PC and interface for audio recording and processing since its easy to work with and expand but if I had to go with a MTR I would go with a higher end unit and get it used on ebay...
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