Thanks for reading this thread. Here's my questions:
I am an experienced recording pianist/keyboardist. I've been involved in many recordings involving multitracking, but have always had a sound engineer to record my music. Well, I'm tired of paying a professional sound engineer to record and mix the music. So... I want to take the plunge and be my own sound engineer. I'm quite sure I would prefer the hardward style DAW as opposed to the computer-based, software DAW method.
I totally expect to have to endure a huge learning curve to master the machine and learn how to get a beautifully mixed CD. But, and here is my question to you all: I would imagine some machines are more user-friendly than others, thus decreasing the length of time needed for mastery. I know they all do basically the SAME thing, but have the buttons, knobs, and sliders organized in slightly different schemes.
I do need the capability to record at least 8 tracks simultaneously.
I have read some forum threads comparing the Roland VS2000cd and the Korg d32000. Even others claiming that the simple Tascam 2488 is a great starting machine, being a good "first" DAW.
Well? Any thoughts out there?