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    My 12 yr old Tascam Portastudio 424 just bit the dust. I have an opportunity to get a Korg D12 or Tascam Portastudio 788 at a reasonable price. I need to act fast and am doing a crash course on the two. They seem to have a lot of equivalent features. The Korg can record 4 simultaneous tracks and the Tascam can do better. I like the built in effects and editing features. I don't plan on going the PC & software route so this seems to meet more than my current or near future needs.

    I'd appreciate any comments/advice one way or the other from anyone familiar with either of these units.

    I'm assuming I can run the outputs into my PC and use my CD writer to burn CD's until I get a SCSI burner (which would be more convenient). How much to they typically run?
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    Originally posted by Boingo:
    I'm assuming I can run the outputs into my PC and use my CD writer to burn CD's until I get a SCSI burner (which would be more convenient). How much to they typically run?
    I am not very familiar with both machines, but usually you need to purchase a (costly)CD burner from the manufacter, otherwise it won't work. You'd better investigate this first

    Also I know with Korg there's always a catch. I believe the D12 has 12 tracks and a maximum of 24bit resolution. But when you want to use 24 bit, you can only use half of the 12 tracks! Or you should record at 16 bit.. then you'll have the 12 tracks.
    Not sure how this is with the Tascam.

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      check out the "sound on sound" website they have a good in depth review of the tascam ,unfortunately the korg review is still in e-sub status so you cant access that one yet. http://www.sospubs.co.uk
      hit search and type "tascam 788" the review is the 4th search result.

      I hardly ever buy non drum audio equipment without checking out the sos reviews first.

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        GOOD TIP!

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          Thanks for the input guys. That site is now on my favorites list. I had to work today but took advantage of their bandwidth and laser printer and have a couple hundred pages of manuals to review.
          Kit Pic 1 Kit Pic 2 Kit Pic 3... And FOR SALE I have: 3 PD-9's, MDS-10 purple rack w/cables/pad and cym mounts. See classified posts for details or PM me.

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