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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:29 pm    Post subject: Roland VSR880 for $395 ...... decent deal? Reply with quote

Looks like it may be a good unit for live recording. Rack sized ....... easy to haul around ...... 8 tracks simultaneous.
Anyone have an opinion?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really dont know alot about roland boxes other than the comparitive reading ive done. One factor that is kind of a notorious pitfall on the roland units (from what ive read) is the onboard pre's. ...supposedly, not so good. If your dragging a few channels worth of pre amps around with you, i guess it wouldnt be an issue, but if youre planning on using the ones that it comes with, i'ld give it a personal listen and see if it'll work for you.

...as far as price goes, yeah.... ..sounds like a winner. Im sure youve checked em on ebay.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

guernica wrote:
I really dont know alot about roland boxes other than the comparitive reading ive done. One factor that is kind of a notorious pitfall on the roland units (from what ive read) is the onboard pre's. ...supposedly, not so good. If your dragging a few channels worth of pre amps around with you, i guess it wouldnt be an issue, but if youre planning on using the ones that it comes with, i'ld give it a personal listen and see if it'll work for you.

...as far as price goes, yeah.... ..sounds like a winner. Im sure youve checked em on ebay.

It has no onboard pres so you'd have to haul an analog board around or I think it has a slot of some kind for a digital mixer.
I'm leaning real hard towards buying it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 8 simultaneous is what's tempting. I've tracked with a couple different VS units (mostly the VS1680), and the weak pre's were my major gripe. Plus, there was no good way to transfer to the PC - ended up transferring track by track with S/PDIF. If you make sure that's covered, I'd go for it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't do any kind of recording or mixing on a PC so that's not a problem. And since the rackmount version needs an analog mixer, I'll have Mackie or Soundcraft pres since that's the boards I would use so I think I'm going for it.
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