Backtrack To InspirationUnfortunately, we often realize too late that we should have recorded what we just played. How many times have you wished that you could go back in time and hit the record button right before inspiration hit you? Line6 has come up with something along these lines with its portable recorder, the Backtrack, a small device that lets you save a take after the fact. Is it magic?
Line 6 BackTrack tech. sheet
Manufacturer: Line 6
Category: Pocket Recorders/Multitracks
Added in our database on: 09/14/2008
We have no technical specifications for this product but your help will be much welcomed
Did you try many other models before getting this one?
I tried the PSO4 Zoom, the BR600 BOSS of which have actually nothing to do aside the term "register" but they are more complete as with multipath effects etc. and also more expensive.
What thing do you like most/least about it?
The best: registration Wav directly extracting PC. size of the device, easy to slip into his pocket, thoughtful ergonomics trSE.
Fewest: Gain control not possible or registration on the toy or by software. I tried it with several guitars but the same tjs bp, we must put the volume of the guitar preamp still has substantive and it is clear that the signal to Wav little amplitude. Is through a program like goldwave, wavelab to boost the recorded track so lossy necessarily. The recording software is self-mode also impacted, you have to play hard if we practice fingertsyle for the toy starts to save himself. This is the biggest weakness of this unit. It would have been wise to have access to control the gain of the amplifier input backtrack. Really the signal recorded live suffers from lack of gain. Must use either a mixer, or a POD for high volume and thus to save well. Therefore loss of interest in this device that is supposed to minimize the gear to lug along.
What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Dear! too expensive for what it is a common walkman with recorder + software interface designed by beginner I see it more in 30 see 40th max (first prize for Backtrack-free microphone and headphone)
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...
Without any way, I even think I'll pass it to someone.
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ovationa's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">How long you use it:</span>
1 week intensive.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Have you tried many other models before buying:</span>
I have a Zoom H4, excellent for recording more sophisticated.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">What is so special that you like best:</span>
The ease of use, the internal rechargeable battery via USB, the format and minimum weight, very suitable for use for which it is done: one connects, it is ON and we forget until we need to keep a sequence ... it's great. Start a little long to start is not a handicap, since it is active all the leaves along a rehearsal or else! The sound quality is very good (especially since we have a choice of up to 48 kHz sampling 24-bit). No other product like this exists, always ready to record on the fly.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">What is so special that you like the least:</span>
The low volume of the recording, but avoids any saturation! Anyway, to use pure recorder, prefer another machine.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">How do you value for money:</span>
Good if we keep firmly in mind the objective of its use.
<span style="text-decoration: underline;">With experience, you do again this choice:</span>
Absolutely, I can not do without it during rehearsals and scales!
After three weeks of use, I must say it has done its job: that of a voice memo that you turn, taking his guitar, and ... that we forget!
Then, there is more than playing ... until the fuse riff of the century! And there, you just press a big button that will save what you just played! not bother to stop and turn on the recorder and try to find this *$##*! riff, then he is already "in the box! It's like pressing "record" at the end of the song and the BackTrack back in time to save ... your inspiration, oh so fleeting!
This is not a recorder! If this is what you seek, take a photo Hxx or similar, but it's a great help looking for ideas. And it has no equivalent yet.
The recording level low? In fact it takes what you give and you make it such.
Line level? (The output of a Pod for example)-level online!
Micro level guitar? (= Not much) - micro-level guitar! for you to use equipment connected to a recording later.
Well adjusted (via computer) the trigger level!
Good value for money ... 99 € is too expensive, but it has no competition ... I got it, nine, 57 €, and there on the other hand, I did not hesitate! And I do not regret it!