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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:50 am    Post subject: What is the simplest digital recorder? Reply with quote

I've upgraded from Tascam 414 mk2 4 track cassette deck to Tascam DP03 digital recorder.The 4 track is the epitome of simplicity,but the DP03 isnt.
(I bought the Zoom R16 but returned it and bought the Tascam DP03).

I would like to get some idea of what the simplest digital recorders are on the market.I just want to connect up my Roland RD700sx stage piano and 1 mic maybe a 2nd mic at some point.As I write alll my own songs I just want to record my attempts while writing and record the songs.I then want to upload them to computer and at some point make a cd.

What are you using thats simple use that does the job?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the past, I've used a Zoom unit, and it was simple enough for me to understand. (That's means it's pretty straightforward.) I had to read the manual, but after once through, the unit was just so easy to use. Easier and faster tracking than a computer.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:36 pm    Post subject: Simple recording.... Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
In the past, I've used a Zoom unit, and it was simple enough for me to understand. (That's means it's pretty straightforward.) I had to read the manual, but after once through, the unit was just so easy to use. Easier and faster tracking than a computer.


I bought the Zoom R16 first but I think it was faulty.I returned it and bought the Tascam DP03.Its simple in some ways.There's no comparison between the 414 and the DP03.The 414 was so simple.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most manufacturers assume that nowadays most people have a more sophisticated baseline understanding of technology, and they design their stuff accordingly. These days, I assume when I buy some new gear that I'm going to have to:

* read the manual

* go online and check out tutorials on Youtube

* go to the online forum for the product and ask some questions

* be patient

* all of the above

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dobro wrote:
I think most manufacturers assume that nowadays most people have a more sophisticated baseline understanding of technology, and they design their stuff accordingly. These days, I assume when I buy some new gear that I'm going to have to:

* read the manual

* go online and check out tutorials on Youtube

* go to the online forum for the product and ask some questions

* be patient

* all of the above


I've read the manual.
joined forums(I did ask for advice).
tried to find appropriate youtube videos
contacted the manufacturer
Despite my patience I still think manufacturers who had made a simple product like the 414mk 11 should know that they can continue building products that continue.They shouldnt be complacent.They have a responsibility to do the right thing to start with despite the internet resources.

I'm not techno savy to the highest degree but I'm learning.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Denv12 wrote:
I'm not techno savy to the highest degree but I'm learning.


It seems to be the price of admission these days, yeah.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoyed My zoom H2. Its extremely simple and works as a basic USB interface. I wouldn't use the built in mics for close miking, though they're not bad for recording random sounds.
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