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    Default $1000 , what are my options,if any?

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    I have a BR 864 , in the next couple months I will have $1000 free cash to do with what I want.

    It pains me to say I have enough guitars, so im thinking of trying to branch out into home recording but need some advice.

    Im slowly learning the ins an outs of the BR 864, got some real good demo recordings, but im not sure how professional I could get these sounding?. Im willing to chaulk that up to the owner being an inexperanced idiot with limited recording knoweldge and not the machine.

    Should I scrap this machine and start from scratch?, If so what direction should I go? I've tried the PC approach, to me it seemed cumbersome and a never ending pit of expense.

    Should I keep the BR 864 as my primary tool?, what should I add onto it?.

    Sorry if this is a noob question, just need some advice.

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    Hmmm. Well, if ya want to record more channels at once you might look for a machine that will do that. Zoom has a 16 track for $695 that will record 8. If not, maybe invest in some good mics. Good mics are important. I don't know much about recording using pc's, sorry.

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    If I can stay away from the PC's I would, guess im just looking for how much difference there is between the potential quality of the BR 864 and other units out there. Is it just a lack of education on my part to create a slick sounding recording or is it the machines limitations?

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    In the digital recording world, PCs are absolutely essential to a pro recording, for editing purposes. You can go analog too, which is all fine and good, but at some point you're probably cross into the digital domain. With a thousand bucks, I'd say save for a while longer and get a real good computer, if you don't already have one, or if you do, go for protools LE and the Mbox2 Pro. I believe the Mbox2 has 8 ins and outs, and the pro designates that i t has a word clock generator. So you've got your dedicated recorder setup, but it's limited by what's inside of it. With protools, you can even get some very good effects plugins for free that nearly eliminate the need for outboard analog gear in a home recording situation. Another thing I would say, if you absolutely aren't amenable to converting to protools, is get a good dedicated mike preamp. The A/D conversion goes on inside these though, so skimping on quality really can make an impact. Check out focusrite or presonus, they have some good ones.

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    Thanks for the advice.
    Ultimately I just want to be able to record my music with ease, I like the lo-fi esk sound, not really big into the huge over produced machines.
    Get it on a disk, get it onto a website and then im happy.

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    Digidesign mBox2?

    Or Mic's

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    The Boss BR1600CD is a great one for that price. I have a Boss BR 1200CD along with my computer studio. I spend more time on the Biss because it is a really fantastic easy to use system. Plus it has a fantastic mastering suite which can really make pro quality CDs. Hope that this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by adk teleman View Post
    The Boss BR1600CD is a great one for that price. I have a Boss BR 1200CD along with my computer studio. I spend more time on the Biss because it is a really fantastic easy to use system. Plus it has a fantastic mastering suite which can really make pro quality CDs. Hope that this helps
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