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What recording unit to buy
Old 10th November 2014
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What recording unit to buy

Currently I am in a family based rock band with my father and uncle. The band seems to possibly coming to an end. We a good musicians that produce a good sound, and I want good memories of creating music with my father and uncle.. Me and my father did some decent sounding recordings long ago on a Roland vs-1680 "when the 1680 just came out". But now with the quality of vst's and vst'i's, pc recording is the way to go. Money is tight atm so our price range is very low. We have a tascam us-1641, I was never a huge fan of the tone myself and after reading up on it I heard when you push the gain on the preamps they get noisy so that's out, as we really do want a good sounding recording. So with just sound quality in mind, which of the 3 would you recommend. The Tascam fx-1884, Yamaha 01x or the M-Audio ProJect Mix I/O (also if anyone knows of a better unit in this price range $200 or under I am all ears). I am experienced with cubase so ease of use or how well they interface with cubase is not a huge deal. I am just interested with the unit that will have decent gain stages and will produce the quietest, highest quality tracks. Just a quick edit, when I say good preamps I mean quite, good gain and transparent, looking the least amount of color being added as we have good mics, keyboards and guitar effects. Thankyou very much for your time

John Dullebawn
Old 11th November 2014
At that price range i would look into the focusrite scarlett's as long as you are not needing DI.
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