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Zoom H4n vs H4 vs Tascam GTR-1 vs Korg SOS Recorders, Players & Tape Machines
Old 29th December 2010
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Zoom H4n vs H4 vs Tascam GTR-1 vs Korg SOS

I need to replace my ghetto, 20 dollar minirecorder. Not because it sucked, which it did, but because I lost it and, along with it, 3 years of song ideas.

I'm looking at:

Zoom H4n
Tascam GTR-1
Korg SoS

All I need are decent sound quality (keep in mind anything will be a step up from what I've been using), the ability to overdub, and the ability to dump the stuff into ProTools occasionally for further development. All those click tracks and amp simulator effects are fine, but I probably won't use 'em much.

The H4n is supposed to sound great but be tricky to use. The Korg looks kinda cheesy but it's supposed to be a breeze. The GTR-1 just looks silly, but even after years of ProToolin' I still love my old 424 so Tascam gets lots of good will from me.

Is the H4n overkill? I notice the H4 is going for like $180 used on eBay.

Ach. Thanks.
Old 29th December 2010
Gear Head

I received the Hn4 for Christmas. Pretty intuitive not too tricky. I like the external inputs also. i can see substituting some other mics or taking a line in off a console along with the external mics and mixing to taste.
Old 30th December 2010
Gear Head

torj93 I sent you a PM
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