I got the Zoom MRS-802BCD on ebay for $500(us) but it normally goes for $700(us) if you have the CD burner in it and $550(us) without the burner. I got it because I wanted to have a way to record my band and to record songs that I came up with. I wanted the CD burner in it so i didnt have to take it to the computor to get a cd, I can do it all in my room.
What I like about this unit is the manual because it walks you throught everything that you are trying to do and is pictures of what it should look like. The recording itself sounds great. I had no idea what it was going to sound like when I got it and I was very haappy with the end result.
The system is very easy to use. I was able to have a whole song finished in 1 hour. I never once read the manual. It is very self-explanatory.
The guitar effects on the consol are ok. I have a Zoom effects pedal board so i do not use the effects that much.
That drums on the recorder are some-what realistic. They have over 250 pattersn and over 250 fills for those patters.
I can't say there is anything I dont like about the MRS-802BCD. Its great!
The bottom is a metal plate and the top is hard plastic. Its seems very sturdy and strong. Its heavy so it doesent move if someone bumps it.
I would recomend this recorder to anyone looking to buy a digital recording device. Im 15 and play in a band with 3 other guys and have no problems whit it. It is great for the solo artest or a whole band. Buy one today!!!
I bought the MRS-802cd at my local Sam Ash store. I was stepping up from the Zoom MRS-4(great unit for the $). I was looking for more storage, more tracks, and the CD burning ability. I enjoy writing music and want an easy means of demoing music.
I have got everything I was looking for. In my first weekend I was able to, record a 7 track + 1 str Drum track song, perform multiple mixdowns, compare them, and burn the one I liked best to a CD that sounds a 1000x better than my expectations. I found the preamps & effects (for guitar, vocal, keyboard & bass, as well as mixdown mastering) portion of the unit to ample and easily customized to get a sound I was more than happy with. I didn't buy this because of the effects (I have the Boss ME-33 and a couple Boss stomp boxes), but it is definitly a big bonus. I find Zooms interface very logical and easy to use (which is good because I didn't like the manual). I was totally thrilled with the quailty of the first CD I made. Everyone I played it for asked if it was done in a studio, (some had done studio recording before). Anyway, I feel it was worth every penny, and would replace it in a heartbeat if anything happened to it. Knock wood.
The manual. Could have had more info. Like how to turn on the pre-count.
The Bass simulator is weak, doesn't matter though if you have a real one.
I wouldn't move it around to much. The MRS-4 I had did a little traveling and held up, but I didn't pay $700 for it. I you don't drop it or hit it with a hammer it should hold up.
Multitrack digital recorder with drum machine, multi effects incorporated and integrated CD burner.
Recorder: 10 physical tracks - 100 virtual tracks - a stereo drum track - two tracks simultaneously record - 10 tracks simultaneously reproducible (8 + 1 Battery Stereo) - 3 hours maximum recording - location indication - track editing functions ( copy, move, paste, erase, exchange, reduction, fade in / out, reverse, stretch / compress) - Punch in / out manual and automatic - functions report, scroll Scrub / preview, AB repeat, Capture / exchange , looping sentences.
Mixer: 10 faders (1-8 mono, battery, Stereo Master) - level indicator, track parameters (EQ, effect send, pan) - stereo link - depending on the stage. Effect: 8 types of algorithms - 280 insert effects - effects loops 40 - 6 modules insert effects - auto-chromatic tuner.
Rhythm section: 8-way - 43 Drum Kits - 24 sound sources by drum kit - 20000 notes rhythm song - tempo 40 to 250 BPM. A / DD / A - 44.1 kHz sampling frequency - LCD - Input Guitar / Bass Hi-Z (XLR jack standard 6.36) - input balanced / unbalanced (XLR jack standard 6.35) - Phantom Power - RCA RCA master output - headphone output - MIDI IN / OUT - powered by AC adapter AD-0009 provided - other accessories, warranty card, user manual, list of demo songs, power cable, CD-ROM
CD-R/RW drive built-in - data backup on HD 3.5 "20GB (E-IDE)
60 hours recording Mono.
Easy to use
Manuel very clear and Sufis
is a multitrack who are very intuitive
all the usual functions are easily accessible!
Personally I record with a depuit years and I was surprised by the transparency of the converter A / DD / A!
Filters and effects are very effective heat it huge resort on the voice!
more effective for the guitard are preset!
Finally I use a depuit years and I find a report Calita prices very preppy!