#1
I'm looking for a good 8 track recorder for under $500, can anyone point me in the right direction? I'll be using it to record an entire band thanks for any help.
#2
I use a Tascam Dp-02cf, but thats more of a personal recorder than a band one because you can only record guitar/bass and one other instrument at the same time.
#3
I have a Zoom MRS-8 it's great quality for the price.

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^^ I recorded the song 'Sunrise' song using it
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#4
MTRs tend to cost more than an audio interface...You can get a PreSonus FP10 for a lower price ($400 new) which has 8 inputs and firewire connection... (IMO thats the best way to go if you have a nice laptop)
#5
Add the price of software to that though. If you want to have any control over the final mix, you're going to have to spend a fair bit.

But then again, if you want to mix the audio you've recorded on a MTR further - you're going to need software anyway. So yeah, id just get a firewire audio interface.
#7
I'll sell you my fostex mr8 for $150. Email me at dointime024@gmail.com if you're interested. Good condition.
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#8
price about $495.00

High-Speed FireWire Network Audio Interface
• Up to 96K Sampling Rate
• 8 Discrete Microphone Preamps (+60dB gain) w/ Trim Control
• 8 Analog Mic/Line Inputs, 2 Instrument Inputs
• 8 Analog Line Outputs
• S/PDIF Digital Input and Output, MIDI Input and Output
• Balanced Send / Return for Channels 1 and 2
• Zero Latency Monitoring
• Separate Main and Cue Mix Outputs
• Daisy-chain multiple FIREPOD's for additional inputs/outputs
• FREE Cubase LE Audio Production Software Included
it's awesome for drum recording
#9
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Add the price of software to that though. If you want to have any control over the final mix, you're going to have to spend a fair bit.

But then again, if you want to mix the audio you've recorded on a MTR further - you're going to need software anyway. So yeah, id just get a firewire audio interface.



Well, the Presonus kit comes with Cubase LE, which is great software IMO. If that's no good for you, Reaper is great for a $40 download, and has lots of high end features.

Software can cost a fortune, but it's not essential to spend that much.
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