Drum recording extended!

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Mediocrefunkybeat

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No, because that's a hard disk recorder. Essentially it's a built-in studio with preamps, ADC, DAC, some effects and a mixer all built in. I use them at University for mobile recording and they can be useful, but they can also be a pain to use and sometimes difficult in comparison to DAW software on a computer. Hence why in recent years, laptops with an interface have become more and more common and hard disk recorders have diminished somewhat.
 

Zoofie

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Cheers pal! Sorry about asking all these questions that may seem simple to you , but seem foreign to me :p
So you wouldn't use both the Boss BR1600 aswell as a firewire interface??
 
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Mediocrefunkybeat

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No, there just wouldn't be any point. The Boss is designed to be used on its own. Some HDD recorders (the one I use mostly, it's a Yamaha model) do have a USB connection, but it's only as an external HDD rather than an actual audio interface. It makes transferring files easy, but I can't hook up the recorder to software in real time for recording.

I suppose you could use the HDD recorder as a desk and then go into the interface, like many people actually do with analogue desks into an interface - but there isn't really much point because HDD recorders tend to be used in mobile situations so they present a fully 'in-the-box' solution rather than having to lug a laptop and interface around as well.

I like HDD recorders. I get distracted easily by DAW software and if I were to actually record anything in my room at Uni, I'd get the Music Society HDD recorder and use that to actually do a demo - then mixdown on Logic. I'm the Music Society Technician (there are two of us actually) so I have unlimited access to this gear.
 
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