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I've been a Tascam fan for decades, since the days of tape. Never been impressed with Zoom, but that's me.

How about 4 tracks? It happens I have one of these for sale, literally never used, at 100.00 less.

https://www.sweetwater.com/...

Mine's here: https://reverb.com/item/108...

Might be not only a good one to start with (built-in reverb, 4 separate tracks), but something you can grow with for awhile too.

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Here is my recording demo with Zoom H1 (multitrack with aid of computer). I have no experience with Tascam, I think both should be fine, if all you need is single stereo track recording. But as Proteus wrote, you might want to consider multitrack recorder instead.

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I have a DR-05. I think that it sounds very good and natural. I've used it mainly to record acoustic demos to remember songs. I bought a little stand adapter for it, and if positioned in a good spot, it could do close to album quality recordings. The built in compression and stereo reverbs sound really nice. You can record it right to a WAV file and easily upload it, or burn it to a cd-r.

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If you wanted to have 24 tracks, I would recommend the Tascam DP24SD. Price is about $500 new, but you could get if for $400 - $425 if you catch a good sale. You can't have too many tracks. It has a large color screen and large faders.

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If you wanted to have 24 tracks, I would recommend the Tascam DP24SD. Price is about $500 new, but you could get if for $400 - $425 if you catch a good sale. You can't have too many tracks. It has a large color screen and large faders.

– beatbyrd

I just recently got that recorder. I love it! Do you have one?? I got mine under 4 on a sale. I recorded this album on it: https://andhow1.bandcamp.co...

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I was looking at these but then was birthday gifted (today’s the day) a Presonus Audiobox USB 96 and Shure SM58. I don’t have the XLR cable yet for the mic, but it is due shortly.

So far, I’m happy with what I’ve recorded as it is my first foray into home recording.

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I was looking at these but then was birthday gifted (today’s the day) a Presonus Audiobox USB 96 and Shure SM58. I don’t have the XLR cable yet for the mic, but it is due shortly.

So far, I’m happy with what I’ve recorded as it is my first foray into home recording.

– Adsy81

Happy Birthday, Adsy81!
Awesome! Lets hear what you recorded!

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I just recently got that recorder. I love it! Do you have one?? I got mine under 4 on a sale. I recorded this album on it: https://andhow1.bandcamp.co...

– hilosean

I have a Tascam DP32SD that's still brand new in the box. I started with a Tascam 2488 NEO and wore out the commonly used buttons and the jog wheel after about 60+ songs.

So, I bought another NEO and I'm still using that. Shortly after buying the second one, I had the first NEO refurbed and haven't used it yet. I saw a great deal on a new DP32SD last year and bought it as insurance against my NEOs wearing out. Tascam discontinued the 2488 NEO a few years ago.

After another 60+ songs, my current NEO (the second one) is just starting to show signs of the button/jog wheel wear, so I impulsively bought a third NEO on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. Supposedly, only 20 hours on it. The seller was apparently unable to figure it out because the only song on it is titled 'GOOD_RIDDNCE' and has no recorded tracks. So now I have three 2488 NEOs and a DP32SD. I am partial to the 2488 NEOs because I understand them (nearly completely) from working with them for around 10 years. Sorry for the long story.

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I checked out your album and it's very, very good. You've got all the skills: songwriting, playing, singing, and recording. My two favorites are 'Like Melody' and 'Sideways'. Very nice work.

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I have a Roland VS2480 on consignment for a reasonable price. But they're heavy beasts and the shipping cost would certainly curtail the thrill of purchase if you want it sent to you..

However, I mention it because it is for sale at this moment and I am not sure where the OP is located, so who knows?

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I checked out your album and it's very, very good. You've got all the skills: songwriting, playing, singing, and recording. My two favorites are 'Like Melody' and 'Sideways'. Very nice work.

– beatbyrd

Thanks so much!

I'd love to hear your recordings!! Do you have them anywhere on the interweb to listen?

I know what you mean, I wore out 3 dp-08 recorders. The buttons go fast! I'm hoping that the 24sd will hold up much longer!

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Thanks so much!

I'd love to hear your recordings!! Do you have them anywhere on the interweb to listen?

I know what you mean, I wore out 3 dp-08 recorders. The buttons go fast! I'm hoping that the 24sd will hold up much longer!

– hilosean

I had a dedicated website for over 6 years, with about 70 cover songs on it. It's gone now. I could email a couple if you contact me via email (off the forum).

If you plan on doing this for a while, it might be good to get a backup unit - if the right sale comes along. A light touch helps to prolong the life of those tiny switches.

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Liked your album - very Red Balloon(ish) kinda sounding.

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I've been a Tascam fan for decades, since the days of tape. Never been impressed with Zoom, but that's me.

How about 4 tracks? It happens I have one of these for sale, literally never used, at 100.00 less.

https://www.sweetwater.com/...

Mine's here: https://reverb.com/item/108...

Might be not only a good one to start with (built-in reverb, 4 separate tracks), but something you can grow with for awhile too.

– Proteus

What has prompted that sale? I thought that you liked this device.

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I do like it. But the very day it came in, I found the Roland R-26 I'd misplaced, and because I'd had the Roland longer and am more familiar with it, I kept it.

I was going to keep the Tascam as well, but (as you may know) I've been on a mad gear buying spree, accompanied by an equally fervid push to turn under-used gear into spree money. The Tascam was as new in box, and easy to turn on Reverb.

If I lose the R-26 again, I'll get the Tascam - which has essentially the same functionality for half the money.


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