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Tascam Pocket Studio 5

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by Thumper, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    I'm looking for some feedback on this unit. My band would like to start playing in SLC, and most of those club owners want to hear a demo CD even though all we do is covers (the local owners just stop in when we're playing a gig at another club). I know many people like the 788, and I agree it looks like a great unit. But I'd like a less costly alternative.
  2. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    If what you're looking for is a demo to get work, you'd be better off spending the bread on studio time. Get two or three songs well rehersed and cut them live. Re-do the vocals and you're in and out in an afternoon. CD in hand.

    Maybe somebody nearby has a home / project studio you can guinea-pig for. The dollars would be lower usually, but it will take longer as you and the studio owner are generally learning together.

    Home studio stuff is cool, but it takes time to learn how to run it and how to mix and it isn't cheap. The recorder is just the start.

    To paraphrase somebody or other ... a studio is a hole surrounded by 4 walls into which you pour money!
  3. Good advise!!
  4. Thumper


    Mar 22, 2000
    Syracuse Ut
    Thanks guys, that's what I'll do.

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