This is the first forum post of any kind I have ever done. I am thinking about getting the Zoom R24. I live in Africa, and want something portable for multitracking my musician friends here. I have been using Protools LE with the original MBox and an old Powerbook G4. It just recently breathed its last breath. I want to move to something that is more portable, and the Zoom seems like a good fit. I have some questions:
1) Has anyone resolved the problem regarding white noise appearing on tracks that were recorded?
2) Is there a way to EQ the input signals prior to recording them?
When I am recording with my microphones, I like to be able to set the treble, midrange, and bass EQs just right while monitoring the signal... I like to do this before the signal goes to tape (or disk). But in the pictures, it does not look like the Zoom R24 has knobs for tweeking the input signals. Is there are control for this in the menus?
PS I also plan to use the Zoom as a controller for Protools, once I get Protools up and running on a new computer. Is it a good idea, or is there a better device for me?