I am planning on recording a CD soon, so I have been looking at basic, digital 8-track recorders. The Boss BR-864 caught my eye. Does anyone own one? If so, what do they think? Does it make good quality recordings, is it noisy, etc. TIA,
My son has one and loves it. For the money it is one heck of a product. It does have a couple limitations and they may be relevant depending upon what you want to do with it. It does have 8 tracks with 64 virtual tracks, but only one input at a time. That does limit the use somewhat. The other limitation is the memory is on flash memory but it does not have a hard drive or cd burner built in. It can hook to a computer pretty easily for editing or storage.
The BR1600 is a new model they just came out with at NAMM. It has a hard drive and CD burner built in. It has plenty of tracks...16 I think with 264 virtual tracks. I has 8 inputs so you can record an actual band live. It has all the effects and amp modeling and percussion built in. I am pretty impressed with that unit. It has a list price of about 1499. Not bad for what you get. It has a screen built in to help watch what you are doing also. It too hooks to a computer for even more editing. Either one is a great buy depending upon what you want to do and the budget you have.