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Post by nickgamboa » Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:30 pm

Hello all, I am new here. I decided that it was finally time for me to stop talking about getting in to recording and finally act on it. I find this messageboard fantasic, and super informative for a beginner who knows nothing about recording like me! Ok, now for my question....I decided to go with a simple Tascam four track to get start, but I find that there are a couple of different models on ebay. Is there any particular differance in them, or should I just pick on and go?! Where else can I do to read on this if any place at all?!



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Re: Newbie

Post by Al_Huero » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:10 pm

Not sure Nick. You're looking at a cassette 4-track? You may be able to find information on Tascam's website. They're bound to be fairly cheap at this point so I'd just get the best one you can. Have fun.

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Re: Newbie

Post by fremitus » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:17 pm

nick, you're going to need some API lunchbox eq's the 550a's are nice, stay away from the 550a-1's the datatronics peeps just didn't have it together.

just kidding.

get the best stuff you can afford at the moment and make the most noise you can!

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Re: Newbie

Post by meblumen » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:19 pm

Welcome to the board. At the top is a search function where you might find a few additional threads of interest. I definitly recommend checking out some of the manufacturer's websites as well. I can't remember the specific model number but I had a great 4-track back in the day (10 years ago) made by yamaha which had some great features, sounded nice (for what it was) and was super reliable. If I remember which one I'll post it or send you a PM but you shouldn't just look at tascam.

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Re: Newbie

Post by nlmd311 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:36 pm

Hey Nick,
you also might want to check here:

all the best with starting up. Have fun with it! Those are the best memories I have, getting my first four track. Nothing compares.


**edit** oh yeah. And cassettes are cheap!, buy a bunch.
slowly panning across something kind of crappy...


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