Originally Posted by zemlin
I have an old Sony portable minidisc I use for non-critical as-cheap-as-possible recording gigs. There are a lot of limitations I'd like lose.
Thinking about an old Akai DR4 4-track hard disk recorder. Seems like it should be a good step up from a minidisk and still only need me to take one cheap box to make a recording.
Any reason this wouldn't be totally adequate for things like Jr.'s piano recital or test recordings at a dress rehearsal?
I had one of these.
It's big and heavy, makes noise and requires a DAT backup.
There's no provision for dumping data to other media as it's SCSI (it's old, ya know).
I think you'd be much better off spending three or four hundred bucks on one of those new Edirol or Tascam mini HD recorders.