#1
Hey guys, i need your opinions on which multitrack recorder is better. I know that i want at least an 8 track recorder and i think i have it narrowed down to 2 models. Which do you think is better?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/TASCAM-DP-02CF-Digital-Portastudio-104797642-i1380740.gc

or

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fostex-MR-8mkII-8-Track-Digital-Recorder-103729851-i1125873.gc

let me know what you think
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#2
I would not go with either of those two. Look on ebay for a used Fostex MR8HD. The hard drive works better than the CF cards and you get MUCH mroe storage area than any CF card and trust me, you will want that extra storage.

Some info on MTRs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebl9qkDDbpU

And some info on that MKII (reviewed by me)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Np_IAZL16Y

The MKII isnt all that great. I found it glitched up every now and then most likley due to the cheap A/D converter on board, the preamps are quite noisy, and the storage on a CF card is taken up very quickly.

I personally am a fan of interfaces and computers as you get more for the money. They only downside is you are stuck next to a computer unless you have a laptop...
#3
if i do go with a fostex, i think i'd go with the one with the HD, and it also can record 4 simultaneous.

I have a really crappy computer, so I can't really use a computer based recording thing


EDIT: i've actually seen that review you did before i even posted this.

you call it fRostex. it bothered me. Good review though! lol
My Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Epiphone AJ
Ibanez Strat Copy

Amps:
Orange Tiny Terror Head
Old beaten up Peavey cab
Marshall MG30DFX
#4
yea someone at the Studio Central board made a note of my little typo and all that and I was going to re-do the video but somehow I lost some files for Premiere so I could not work on it again.

Computers can be had for cheap too these days. After keeping an eye on slickdeals.net I was able to get my Acer Aspire T180 for just $200 after some work with rebates and returns.
I had to put about $150 into it to get it up to speed but it works great for the price.
I do plan on spending $1,000 soon to build a custom desktop for my video work. the current Acer works great and has served me well but is showing it's limits with the high demand of Premiere Pro CS3.

So yea about $350 and I got a Desktop which was great and currently runs Sonar Producer 7. Add any type of interface and mics and you are set to go.


I guess I'm just posting to make a point that you don't need to spend $1,000+ to get a DAW started.