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Quandry: used VS-1860 or new DP-01FX

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Dr. PhunkyPants, Apr 13, 2005.


  1. Dr. PhunkyPants

    Dr. PhunkyPants Guest

    Aug 11, 2002
    USA
    I'm try to decide whether I would be better off with a used Roland VS-1860 or a new Tascam DP-01FX

    Roland Pro's: 16 tracks (8 simultaneous) , big display, FX card included, probably higher quality unit

    Roland Con's: 3-4 years old, only 2GB HD (although new 18GB HD's can be found on Ebay for about $100 bucks), and COMPLICATED--huge manual.

    Tascam Pro's: New, 40GB HD, simple to use

    Tascam Con's: Only 8 tracks (2 simul), less flexible than the Roland, slightly lower overall sound quality.

    What to do??