Tascam 244. Worth $50?

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Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by spankenstein » Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:39 am

A local shop has a Tascam 244 for $50. My main rig is a MOTU 828mkII and Sonar but a little tape machine is pretty appealing. Is this worth the $50?

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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by wing » Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:47 am

sounds fun... don't know if the price is good, but why not?

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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by howiemarx » Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:49 am

is it the 234? rackmount 4 track. if it works. 50 bucks, sure.

edit: 244 isn't the rackmount. hmmm. don't know about that one.
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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by Mark » Fri Nov 19, 2004 7:57 am

If it's in good condition and the heads aren't knackered then...








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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by jajjguy » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:33 am

i have one of those. it's a really really good cassette 4track. one thing that's cool about it is it has effect loops on every channel and direct tape outs. using the effect returns and direct outs, you can totally bypass the mixer section, which is the weak link.

and isn't it pretty?

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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by theistheman » Sat Nov 20, 2004 10:36 am

hell yeah dude.

I have one of those. The vu meters and the colored knobs are totally bomb.

And it's about like any other cheap 4 track tape recorder--it is what it is.

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Re: Tascam 244. Worth $50?

Post by spankenstein » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:05 pm

I'm passing on this for now. I ended up picking up a blem ART Pro VLA today for $180.

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