03-19-2012 09:48 AM
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03-19-2012 11:43 AM
I use the tascam us-1640, and it has worked out very well for me.
You can indeed record 16 separate tracks at the same time with it.
I believe mine only has 8 mic preamps though, so I bought a separate mic preamp strip and and can do all at once.
03-19-2012 01:38 PM
03-20-2012 03:52 AM
You'll find that other than being able to get to the preamp knobs, the actual connections often remain plugged up. If you find yourself plugging and unplugging cables allot, you'll want to get a patch bay anyway to save the interface jacks from being beat up. You can pick up a decent patch bay for around $40. then you can get a couple of 6' 8 channel snakes to connect to the patch bay and make all your connections in and out there. I find it moat convienient having everything wired into mine for recording the band. Then when I want to dubs stuff in or do solo recordings I just plug into the front of the patch bay and it breaks the contact of whatever I have connected into the back.
Craig's review is the one leading me towards the Roland. Individual phantom power and the auto-sensing inputs seems like good features. At first I was preferring the 8 inputs on the front like the Presonus but then thought it may be nice to have a few on the back that I can just keep connected to gear.
03-20-2012 09:02 PM
I've been extremely pleased with mine. The quality of the internal pre's was a NIGHT AND DAY improvement over the Tascam 1800 I replaced with it.
Dropping in a recommendation for the Saffire Pro 40.
03-22-2012 03:27 PM
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