Which would you choose for recording ??

Posted on

Member Since: Apr 19, 2006

They are both around the same price I was wondering which one u guys would choose for recording. Based on quality and features!!! not Looks!!!

Fostex MR-8 8-Track Digital Recorder : Multitracker unit


Line 6 Toneport Ux2 - Remember all the things this unit is missing on the actual body is made up for in the wonderful "gear box" program and Abelton Live.



[ Back to Top ]

Since: Apr 03, 2002

Apr 25, 2006 08:18 am

these are two different products for two different uses, it's like comparing apples and oranges.

I'd also prefer you shop at zZounds to Musician's Friend :-)

Conjurer of Emotion
Since: Jan 14, 2006

Apr 25, 2006 03:37 pm

The fostex is a dedicated recorder while the Toneport is more of an interface with your PC. I believe that the toneport will leave you with more options in the future and recording to software allows much more flexibility including plug-ins. So if ever you want to upgrade, then you would most likely have to simply replace the Fostex rather than expanding your software applications for use with your Toneport.

Since: Apr 19, 2006

Apr 25, 2006 07:42 pm

Yea lol I know I was WAY too quick to post this, they are really very different things, Im definitley going for the toneport but when i saw the fostex for around the same price i second guessed myself. The did my research, thanks for the help guys

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Apr 25, 2006 08:34 pm

I'll second the Line 6 Toneport as well. I use a UX-2 as well. I have several high end audio interfaces and find myself working with that more often then not these days.

Answer:On a good day, lipstick.
Since: Jun 24, 2004

Apr 26, 2006 03:00 pm

Just to give you some idea of a "down the line" scenario.. I now use my Boss BR-532 (digital recorder) as an interface with my PC, where I use Cubase. Much more flexibility. The recorder does have some lovely features, and does sound very nice when recording, but it is limited.
I go from the unit with an optical digital cable to my soundcard, so I can use all the units built in effects if I need them whn I record guitar/bass/vocals, and I get A/D conversion too! Lovely sounding recordings, nice and clear. Plus all the COSM effects in the BOSS unit if needed.I then have all the VST stuff that's in my PC.
The moral of this story is that you'll probably find yourself working on a PC sooner or later. Why not just go straight there.

Related Forum Topics:

If you would like to participate in the forum discussions, feel free to register for your free membership.