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Old 02-15-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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i know shit like is probably gonna be expensive wherever i find it, but i really want to get one of these for making nice lo-fi demos and stuff. nothing beats just doing a good take playing straight into a tape recorder and instantly having a decent-sounding rough demo to play back, imo. regarding the 4-track, the same thing applies but i'm looking for something pretty old school that is just simple as possible to use without any fancy stuff. i'm not interested in additional features like in-built drum machines or fx libraries, just something that is extremely easy to record on straight to tape and do a basic mix. imagine if fisher-price made 4-tracks. something like that.

now am i just dreaming here or is there actually anything like that available that someone can recommend to me.

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Old 02-15-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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here, this is what you want
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...dio?sku=240851

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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sylvia woods you have shown me a wonderful thing. thankyou.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:10 PM   #4
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Yeah, it's a real fair price too. Which is good because most people that use it and myself play with it for a few months and then it just sits in the corner.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:13 PM   #5
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meaning what, that you just can't be bothered to record for a while or that its not a very good piece of equipment?

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #6
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Oh no, it's good for exactly what it is and what you're looking for, it's just that, after a while either you wanna move up from it or just get bored once you're out of ideas. But if you have some stuff right now you wanna get down and plan to continue with it, go for it.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:17 PM   #7
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great, i will, thanks. of course i have more sophisticated or full-band stuff that needs a proper studio but this will be ideal for just acoustic demos and stuff.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:06 PM   #8
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Don't expect much from it. Honestly you can get a better sound just using Audacity (free software) and the line-in on your computer. Its actually easier to work with Audacity too compared to those 4-tracks. I have a larger Yamaha which was $450 and its really completely useless now that I have a computer.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:10 PM   #9
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i have a pretty lay understanding of music technology and i'm irrationally sceptical about digital recording. plus i like the hands-on feel and lo-fi sound of something like this. basically, if its good enough for corgan then its good enough for me.

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:44 PM   #10
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with respect to sylvia, do not buy that piece of shit. i've used them, and you might as well be using a walkman with a record button.

get a tascam 424 portastudio mkII

http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/...Tascam/424.gif

they go on ebay for between $100-$150, which is probably what you'd wind up paying for a new MF-P01.

god i feel like a fucking nerd

 
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #11
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thanks boycott i'll read up on that one.

 
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:19 AM   #12
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with respect to sylvia, do not buy that piece of shit. i've used them, and you might as well be using a walkman with a record button.

get a tascam 424 portastudio mkII

http://www.harmony-central.com/Newp/...Tascam/424.gif

they go on ebay for between $100-$150, which is probably what you'd wind up paying for a new MF-P01.

god i feel like a fucking nerd
I have this. it works well for what it is.

 
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:52 AM   #13
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if its good enough for corgan then its good enough for me.
lol

wondering when isle's gonna grow up

 
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:21 AM   #14
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:25 AM   #15
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oh gosh, this breaks my heart: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-6662796-1.html

 
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