Roland VS-1824 CD
Roland VS-1824 CD

VS-1824 CD, Digital Multrack-studio from Roland in the VS series.

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Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/Vance MacNeil12/30/2003

MGR/Vance MacNeil's review"Roland VS 1824"

Roland VS-1824 CD
I was interested in recording, so having done business with Moncton Music Stop I decided to look at what was available. Paid somewhere around $3'ooo Lost my receipt.

It's a great piece of equipment especially after using a four track cassett recorder. It's very flexable, amazing what one can do with it.

The only problem is understanding the manuel. Other than that everything is great

Everything works well and can put out quality recordings

I'd liked to have been able to buy it's big brother, could use more XLR's hook ups, really impresed with this machine,and will look foward to see what Roland will come up with next.

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MGR/zeb's review"Roland VS-1824"

Roland VS-1824 CD
music store 2800 CDN

sounds brilliant

hard to learn, but only because there are so many features


great sound w/ ds-50 speakers. can't wait to burn a cd

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Obsolete Audio11/24/2010

Obsolete Audio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)"Its top, ergonomics bof ...."

Roland VS-1824 CD
8 analog input, 2 XLR with phantom power and 6 symmetrical 6.35 (a high input impedance in parallel to the input 8)
2 in one SPDIF coaxial and one optical.

8 RCA analog outputs, 2 SPDIF (optical and coax)

A headphone 6.35

Hard Disk Storage 10 GB, can back up CD.

Sampling up to 24-bit 48khz

I never too thorough synchros

8 tracks of simultaneous recording, simultaneous playback 18 tracks, 288 tracks max on a project that leaves room anyway.


The use is not as intuitive as analog table in 15 minutes but frankly we fix it already and you can already register, so I say for the sound, no problem, for no simple mixing problem.

The manual is very clear, although some are quite special handling (especially in automation mode) is very well explained, a true bible that thing.

Thus the routing very easily and is very tactile, it's a real plus, you put a finger on the input selected and simultaneously another finger on the destination track and now that's good, it is not clear need to sub menu.

The only slightly tricky point is that, for economy we can not have a fader and fader per track entrance, so there is a button fader selection page (3 different pages) at the beginning can be a little lost.

Let me say a few words apart on some aspect of this machine

AUTOMATION: not easy to find, programming is tedious and does not invite too much to use it, most of the change is really not easy. but good if you stay on the simple thing is when mêm great to have

EDITING: Editing is this machine Is A real nightmare .... good is not as flexible as PC config we all agree but it's still easier than on a multitrack analog so you will not complain too much. It should still be good at mental arithmetic to make some operation, otherwise we just afford quite a lot of things, the more I think 99 levels of undo ....

The Burn to CD: it's long, very long ..... but it is

The export of tracks: What do I love this machine is portable recording rehearsal, and then rebalance the optical tracks on my PC config for mixing most successful example. cons by the transfer time by speed reading group of two tracks, as well stay in his succinct sound recording if you do not want to end up with too much supply.


The converters are good enough in this machine, what is certain is that they are more competent than me because even after 4 years of using this Bécanne I sounded better and better, so there is the reserve, more before really taking it in default must have the following monitoring.

The dynamics is respected, the 24 bit there is certainly something, how cons are presented the meters is not on top, I always tend to save quite hot on the roland, beware digital clipping.

The effects are okay but nothing more, the reverb is doing well also without shine. compressor is average but can do something, to be used sparingly anyway.

In fact I think to ring with this toy should take special care to the sound, the sound work at the source.

The EQ is frankly not that great but no worse than a table behringer. avoid the maximum, and especially do not add anything with, remove rather, he is doing much better than mitigation boost.

you can pass the 2-band EQ and 3 band (Mid more) I recommend you pay particular attention to medium tone of your sound recording, so you do not go into 3 strips, because this mode partly destroyed the sound, it is not transparent at all.


It's been 4 years since I use it, I try VS840ex model before.
What I like most is the side while an independent and easily transportable, rather solid, stable, the CD etc etc ...

What I like least is the all in one side, a bit closed level interface, while the SPDIF output allows you to take his mobile then retired .. in fact these machines will now led by the current trend, I'm sure she would be perfect working tool with a much better communication with the computer world.

in time, the price / quality ratio is excellent, when you start this type of system allows you to free you from the history of compatibility, stability config + PC Software. the price of a software or a basic sound card, you want something that allows the road to his arms.

Much more than I give to VS1824 is that once you better mastering the aspects of recording and mixing that has made a solid experience in addition to having good pickups / preamp / monitoring the return on that old thing that does not look become formidable in terms of efficiency.

Very good assessment on my part for this product. my rating takes into account the audience for this recorder and also the price / performance.

No it's not a laptop crammed with ProTools API preamp and Lavry converters. but it is a nice tool to do many things. And frankly the major component in the string sound is really the user, just listen to the crap that can leave some equipped studio at 500 euros a day to be convinced.

pistis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland VS-1824 CD
What is the connection (analog, numrique, MIDI) and what is the precision of chantillonage (bits / kHz) what is the storage media used (ZIP, MiniDisc, HDD ...) ? What type of sync are supported and how many tracks can be registered / read simultanment? * ...


Configuration gnrale Is it easy? The usual functions are they easily accessible? The manual is clear and sufficient? * ...


The A / D and D / A are transparent? Effects and filters are effective? The dynamic is it respect? * ...


How long you use it and what is the particular feature you like best and least? Have you tried many other models before acqurir? How do you report qualitprix ? With the exprience, you do again this choice? * ...

slidespirit's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland VS-1824 CD
Recorder Numrique 18 tracks (on two layers 13faders) 24bit/44.1Hz

Characteristics are the same as those of Vs1880:
- 8 inputs with phantom which 2XLR (+48 V)
- Between a guitar
- MIDI IN / OUT thru
- Optical SPDIF Coaxial
- RCA Master and Monitor
- Taking footswitch and headset course

- 10GB hard disk arranged in part 5 of 2GB each
- 8 track simultaneous recording and 18 read

4x CD burner (for backup and especially Fast Fashion final)


Cest so easy (to say I am 17 years old and I used trs With easy) before I had an Akai DPS12 silent and far more complex yet less powerful beacoup

Here it is very simple there are plenty of shortcuts, but the screen clearly explains everything, and more all keys are light and gives beacoup cligotante or landmark.

Assigning input track is ultra intuitive Section mixer / effects is accessible in no time chque runway and mastering, burning are great and work well trs trs!

It's a real DLIC has used not to mention the automation! the faders are not motorized, but that is because the mix is ​​and this is the neighboring notch! vriament really super!
Manuel beacoup not enough concrete example of c but like everywhere! mieu the c:!


Excellent sound quality! not really great effects (plusde 200) are really good but if j'uitilise often the same! is the dynamqieu virament bnne!


I use it now for three intensively I prpare Submitted to the model for record label and 1600 euro (in I would do 50 times the same choice!

- I love: all easy design quality (yes I am think it has a little too!) Sound fun to use, automation, backup & burning, mixing and trs single edition!

- I wish I can be a little lack of XLR input (taking battery) but hey I chipotte I put the static and the other in XLR XLR> JACK!

Excellent price to quality ratio analogjapan! (Much less expensive than elsewhere in France or in for the same price there is the Korg D1600 but carément c 2 level below the other a little toy while that the really pro
Go to the c noeils closed the bomb really no regrets I believe that pa is better now for that price, and then really good roland are recognized for their VS SERIES!