Tascam DP-008 vs Zoom R8
I've been using a Boss Micro BR for the past year or so, and although it's a very good unit, I am looking for something a bit easier to use. I originally planned to get the Tascam DP-008, then found the Zoom R8. The Zoom has more functions (rhythms, effects, etc.), which I do not need, so to compare these units on just their recording/eqing/mixing abilities, I'd be interested to hear of anyone's experiences with either or both, including:
1. Ease of use for recording/overdubbing, etc.
2. Quality of each unit's built-in mics
3. Functionality of EQ section
4. Quality of built-in reverb
5. Intuitiveness of each unit's menus
6. Any other features I might want to know about
Most of my recording would be from my bass amp DI-output, although I might want to use the built-in mics for recording classical/acoustic guitar as well.
Many thanks in advance for any help!
I've tried different 8-track recorders and I've planned to buy the boss. But I didn't want to make a mistake I've made before: to look just for the features and not for the ease of use.
So I made a clear decision for the Zoom.
And for the price it's really spectacular.
Not just the features but for the ease of use.
The overall audio-quality is convincing, too.
It's still not as easy to use as a looper, but it gets close.
If I don't record other musicians and just care for the technical side of recording it's different. If I'm making music and have a bass around my shoulder or on my knees I want to have as less to do with the technical side of recording as possible.
The Boss is one of these units with a trillion submenues, small and multifunctional knobs. It's due to it's size and because the customers want all these features, but I know it's one of these units I use once or twice, plan to use it more often, but then it just collects dust 'cause I'm too lazy to set it up.
I've never tried the built-in microphones 'cause I have to many good separat microphones.
I don't think the Tascam DP-008 has EQ, I have the DP-004 and the mics are great for recording jams or rehearsals, we used to use a SM58 or an AKG3000B to record but the built in stereo mics sound much better when placed in a good spot. The DP-004 is selling for $99 now if you don't need eq or reverb.
I still have to bounce out the audio and compress in my audio software to burn a cd though but it's a great simple unit.
I have the DP-008 and love it. It does have eq and several different reverbs which aren't bad. I use it to record tracks and then dump the .WAVs into Logic.
But it functions well as a standalone unit. It sounds great and is built well.
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