Submitted July 16, 2004 by a customer from msn.com
"Mine went to the shop"
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I don't want to have to know a lot, or go through a lot fo set up to lay down an incessant melody. If the rest of the band doesn't buy into it (the latest melody) i can go it alone (on-board rhythm/bass). I've only scratched the surface of its features...if i didn't own it, i'd buy it. Even though mine went to the shop.
Excellent sound quality. I haven't used everything out there so how could i give a 10, but the presence and auto-mastering algorithms allow anyone to produce a demo quality cd with little experience.
The ONLY machine with more than two simultaneous inputs in this price range. It has 6. The whole band can plug into separate channnels and play live. Go back later to clean up parts. There are on-board effects for everyone and they're quite effective. I particularly like the vocal effects. You'd need a ton of money to acheive the same product with separate components.
You don't even need a bass player anymore, much to my bass players chagrin. The rhythm section is extensive and authentic.
The hard driver holds like eight hours of eight tracks before it runs out of space. You can archive on cd and tre-load them later.
It's built pretty rugged. I take mine to rehersals and it stands up. The sliders work smoothly, the screen is easy to see. I bought a re-furb. (hey, it wuz a hundred bucks cheaper!) and , of course, had a problem. See below
You won't beat the price on a 6 simultaneous input with these stellar effects, ever probably.
After about 4 mos I had a problem with the hard drive and had to send it in. And, it was 'in the shop' for about eight weeks. The service dept. was empathetic. There's like 1 Zoom tech in the entire western universe. Even so, he cold soddered a hot wire or whatever and it has worked better than new since. Hey! i saved A $100!
The Wow Factor
The 'all-in-one' ease of producing, especially for guitar player/singers, is too irresistable. Girlfriend's birthday? forgot? write & burn a song just for her....priceless.
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