Anyone like to recommend me a decent 4 track or similar home recording thing?


#1

So I have a hankering to do some home recording over the summer. I have a drum kit, guitar amp etc set up in my basement and I’m looking to buy something goodish to make tracks on. I have just received a payment of 150 quid for some freelance writing so around that sort of area for a budget would be ideal.

Thoughts?


#2

I got this baby and love it


#3

really don’t see the point in a stand alone piece of hardware, get a software DAW, a lot more flexible


#4

Came to say this, which although I don’t own, is high on my ever growing list of gear desires.
A lot of Deerhunter/Atlas Sound stuff is recorded into one of these and then mixed in a DAW.


#5

I’m going to confess my ignorance here and say I don’t know what a DAW is… I am a total noob.

I’m not really looking to be spending a lot of time recording and editing stuff on a computer. The only decent laptop in the house is my work one and I wouldn’t be able to upload any non-work applications to it. Not really looking to spend any more time looking at a screen either, do too much of that at work.


#6

Digital Audio Workstation, (Protools, Logic, Cubase and that ilk).

If you can stretch the extra cash, I think you could do much much worse than that Tascam mentioned upthread.

I fully respect the want to remove yourself from a screen, the exact reason why I want one myself.


#7

Think there’s also a cheaper 6 track version of the tascam too


#8

Ah nice!

Scagden - This will do you fine


#9

Digital Audio Workstation, fair enough if you don’t have a computer to put it on it would be the more expensive option to get a new laptop. Think with a dedicated piece of hardware you are still going to be staring at a screen, except the screen will be tiny and there will be a lot of menu diving required.


#10

If you get stuck using Pro Tools yer man @Vulnerabilia can give you a few pointers :wink: