For the past couple of months my iKey RM3
has been steadily dying. It's been mixing a distorted copy
of the left channel into the right channel (and vise versa). It was only very quiet at
first, but everyday it's been getting louder.
Today I've had enough of it and
have been looking around for a new recorder, however I can't really find a recorder that
does what I want.
The features I need are:
- at least a 2 track
- records onto SD card or USB stick (ideally both)
- very fast to set
up (i.e. just plug in the SD card and press the record button)
- cheap as possible
- balanced inputs
- rack mounted
- turns on when
external PSU is turned on
I've found the TASCAM DP004
, however looking
at videos of people using it, it doesn't look to be a "just plug in the SD card and press
the record button". Also the SD card slot is buried in the battery compartment, which is
under the gadget, so just to plug the SD card in, I'd have to start picking it up and
fighting with it (I'll be using a new SD card each time I use the recorder). I suppose I
could use an SD Card extension cable
, but really I want a solution that will just
work out of the box.
Does anybody know of a recorder that would be suitable?
Thanks in advance