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I’m looking for a basic device for home recording (as opposed to variable smart phone results) ie acoustic with electric on top, or backing track with lead on top.
If anyone has any suggestions I’d be most grateful – thanks!

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You should be able to get one of the Zoom R series (8/16/24) used for little money; last year the new series came out. It's a mixer with 8-16-24 tracks, can record up to 8 tracks at the same time so works also for a small band, has decent preamps. real faders, is very small and records direct to memory cards in the unit. What, to me, is even more important, you can use it as a stand-alone unit, with no need to connect to the PC: you can play along to a backing track, record, mix&master with no need for a daw - it even works on batteries if you need to bring it somewhere.

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thanks Mtb..... appear to be £[sign in to see URL] plus on [sign in to see URL] that sound right?
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Probably - I got mine for 300 Euros used if I remember correctly a couple of years ago, but it's the R24 version and the new one had not yet been released, so 150 STG now sounds about right. Kind of overkill for me to go for the 24-tracks version, unless I start layering dozens of guitar tracks the moment I go completely mad, but it's fun to be able to take the multitracks for some popular songs and do a remix!;-)

Oh, there's a Scottish guy on YT who has done really good tutorials for the R24, and the functionality is basically the same for the entire line, so it's useful for all of them - he guides you step by step in what must be over 4 hrs of tutorial split in 6 or 7 videos. Much more useful than the manual.
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I stand corrected on one thing: the R8 only allows two tracks to be recorded simultaneously, which is not a problem if you plan to record alone (you can fit in a stereo take), but would not work for a band setting. It play back all 8 tracks, of course. The r16 and r24 record up to 8 tracks at the same time.
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Thanks again for the suggestions, potential solution ……I got a new android phone recently and to be honest the recording facility on that is so much better, that I’m happy to use it for rough recordings.

Here’s an example that to me sounds pretty ok…..


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Sounding good DH. I liked that. What recording software did you use?

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Cheers J, just the sound recording function on the latest Huwaei phones
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I liked it as well!
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I've just got into home recording and as I have a MAC I'm starting off with Garageband. I have learnt that you can do an awful lot with it and so far the results have been quite good - and I'm an ameteur.

I'm using an Audient AD14 audio interface to plug my guitar into, it will also take microphones too. I can recommend Ez Keys for keyboards. With this setup you can go quite far methinks ...

The only thing that I'm not happy with is getting bass lines in: I'll end up by getting a cheap Squier Jazz Bass so I can record directly.
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