Excerpt: It would be nice to have true 3-band eq. It would be nice to have XLR inputs. It would be nice to record in 24 bit and not 16. It would be nice to back songs up on a USB drive, so I don't have to lug this thing into the next room to upload files onto my PC.
Excerpt: Sometimes simpler is better. Simpler products, if they are well designed, just let you concentrate on your work without interrupting your flow. Simpler can be hip too -- just look at the success of the iPod. It seems that TASCAM..
Summary: Two well-designed products for the entry-level market, offering musicians with limited studio experience the possibility of making high-quality recordings.
Pros: Lots of controls., Intuitive to use., USB interface., Large hard drive.
Cons: Only two bands of EQ., Only records two tracks at a time., No virtual tracks available., Very limited effect-editing options., Poor metering., You can only use the internal reverb effect at the expense of the external effects loop.