Personal Studio Comparison Chart
|MODEL||Our Price||# of tracks||Simul tracks||Recording Resolution ||Phantom Power &Total Inputs||Drum Loops/ Machine||Mixer channels||Internal automation ||Moving Faders||Number of FX at mixdown|
|32 tracks, 11 simul fx+++|
TASCAM 2488mkii||CALL||24||8||24|| 4&8||sound module||36||none||no||2|
| 24 tracks of 24 bit recording, sound module included, ease of use, 8 inputs inc. 4 with phantom power|
|full featured drum machine and computer control surface|
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- Manufacturers are continually changing hard drive sizes as the price continues to drop so sizes are not listed above.
Most models above now have a 20 gig or bigger drive.
- Figure 5 meg a mono minute at 16 bit of recording time for drive space used and 7.5 meg a mono minute for 24 bit recording
- Most models above with CD burners will backup recordings as well as mixer settings, automation, effects settings, etc.
so you can go back a year later and have little adjustments to make to change your songs
24 bit versus 16 bit recording
- For live instruments and vocals, 24 bit will achieve noticeably better results. However, if you are recording electric guitars, bass,
drum machines, keyboards,.. 16 bit is fine and its usually not worth the extra dollars to go to 24 bit.