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    Ok everyone, I need some input. I've been searching for a system yet I get more confused the longer I look. I wanted to be around $1,000 so I've had the Boss BR-1180CD, Korg 1200CD and 1600CD, Yamaha AW16G, Tascam 788 and one of the Zoom products (can't remember the number). Does anyone have any insight on the plus or minuses? I was leaning toward the Korg products however I've been unable to find an unbiased article on any of them. Thanks!

  • #2
    Bump- I'm looking also.

    I will say I wouldn't buy the Boss. I have the BR8 that records to Zips and it is a total pain in the ass. It records in some funky format that you have to convert to Wav. with software that ends up screwing up the recording then it never wants to burn on to CD right.

    I really need advice on a unit with built in CD that you will be able to record, burn and play without screwing around!!!
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    • #3
      I think I've ruled out the Boss because it only records 2 tracks at a time, and your insight helps also. I've been looking at the Korg 1200cd or 1600cd, and the Yanaha AW16. Anyone know if the Korg 1600 would be overkill?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by vegas
        I think I've ruled out the Boss because it only records 2 tracks at a time, and your insight helps also. I've been looking at the Korg 1200cd or 1600cd, and the Yanaha AW16. Anyone know if the Korg 1600 would be overkill?


        Someone out there has got to help us, Vegas!

        I looked at the Boss unit and I think the one with the CD is probably a lot better than mine. I think you can burn CD right to wav. without going through all the BS I have with mine.

        Then again, with computers so cheap, I wonder if it wouldn't be about the same to just go with a computer setup and buy a decent soundcard and software. Won't have the portability though, if you need that.
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        • #5
          How about a Laptop with a USB device? Aardvark, Edirol, MBox? Although, the laptop would probably be $1000+ on its own... but MUCH more versatility, plus you could get a burner in the computer. Thats just a thought... I was just thinking.. if you were going to spend that much on a DAW anyway, you could pay a little more for a laptop and not only have the vast recording advantages (plug-in ability, software with tons of options, etc, etc, etc) but you could make use of your laptop for tons of other stuff too. Just a thought.
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          • #6
            Bump

            I'm in the same boat. I want something simple yet effective. Ideally I would like an intergrated rhythm machine and 8-10 tracks. I want to get the drums done easily, lay down the bass, then hit it with the guitars. Quick and easy. I am personally looking at the Boss BR-1180 and the Korg MRS-1044. I just cant decide which one and I cant seem to find much unbiased info on either one. Help!!!

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            • #7
              Contact Sweetwater.com, they sould be able to help you find what suits your need.
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              • #8
                You guys should look at the Fostex VF-160. 16 tracks, record up to eight trax at once, built-in effects, you know..the works. $900 at MF. I would seriously consider one if I didn't already have my Akai DPS12i, which by the way, is a great machine, and can be had for very little money now on Ebay.

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                • #9
                  the VF16 and 160 are capable of recording 16 at once, courtesy of the VC-8. Behringer has a unit coming out semi-soon that has 8 mic-pres (ULN I think) and you can connect it via ADAT...or so I've heard.
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                  • #10
                    Well my needs are real simple. I don't even need multiple track recording.

                    I just need a unit that I can record our band practices live that I can later burn to a CD. The Boss Br8 sucks because it records on Zip disks, then I have to take the Zip to my office. Then I have to convert the screwed up Boss format to .wav with their ****************ty software (which often drops out one side of the playback), then I have to burn it to a CD (which often doesn't work and gives an error message for some reason- probably the ****************ed up format!). By the time you go through all this the end result sucks anyway.
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                    • #11
                      AW16G....nuff said
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by maddog_mike
                        AW16G....nuff said


                        Yep.

                        The only thing it doesn't have that the boss does is guitar effects. Get a nice guitar modeller with it.

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                        • #13
                          The Fostex VF is a really easy unit to operate and sounds great. It may have the others beat when you compare price. The others work good too so just buy one and get started.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by vegas
                            I think I've ruled out the Boss because it only records 2 tracks at a time, and your insight helps also. I've been looking at the Korg 1200cd or 1600cd, and the Yanaha AW16. Anyone know if the Korg 1600 would be overkill?


                            Boss has the new BR1600 which records 8 at a time. Check these site for sound clips and tons of info.
                            http://www.korgstudios.com/forum/default.asp

                            http://www.aw16g.com/

                            Check out these killer clips from the aw16g at this site.http://www.bleeding-ear.co.uk/

                            The Korg and Yamaha have great sites for help which i don't see from Boss.
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                          • #15
                            I've tried both PC & HDR recording on a budget.
                            The PC route offered more ways of refining the sound, but had to many problems (you need a GOOD soundcard & latency can be a problem too).
                            The HDR route was quick & easy to do. So I dumped the PC route and used a BR1180CD.

                            You must remember though about getting quality recording. The user is more important than the hardware.

                            In terms of the BR1180 I think the quality of the recordings can be achieved with a little thought.

                            Listen to our music...
                            http://www.soundclick.com/bands/7/thesojmusic.htm

                            All this was recorded, mixed & mastered on the BR1180.

                            It was then converted to MP3. Hence some loss of quality.

                            If you listen to Cold Fire (Remake) there are way more than 8 tracks running. You just have to do some good mixing first on the bounces. I think we have about 30+ tracks running!

                            So we find the BR1180 fine for our needs. The only thing more main tracks would offer us is more mixing options.

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