13 Best Studio Multitrack Recorders

List Updated November 2021

Bestselling Studio Multitrack Recorders in 2021


Tascam DP-006 Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder

Tascam DP-006 Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder

Zoom H4N PRO Digital Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder

Tascam DP-03SD Digital Portastudio Multitrack Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Import WAV files from USB
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphone
  • Two XLR microphone inputs with phantom power
  • Switchable instrument-level input for guitar/bass direct recording
  • Track editing, auto punch and bounce features

Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface

Zoom R8 Multitrack SD Recorder Controller and Interface
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Digital recorder with 16-track playback and 8-track simultaneous recording utilizing Secure Digital (SD) memory
  • 16/24-bit/44.1kHz linear PCM recording in WAV format
  • Built-in stereo condenser microphones
  • Includes 1GB SD card and supports cards up to 32GB SDHC

TOUGH Recorder and Accessory Hard Case w/ Dense Foam for TASCAM Dp-008ex , DP-006 Digital Pocket Studio Multi-Track Recorders , Adapter , Cables and Charger

TOUGH Recorder and Accessory Hard Case w/ Dense Foam for TASCAM Dp-008ex , DP-006 Digital Pocket Studio Multi-Track Recorders , Adapter , Cables and Charger
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • CASEMATIX Tascam Recorder Case is ideal for storing and protecting select Tascam Digital Portastudio Multi-Track recorders and Trainer with its hard outer shell and padded interior
  • CASEMATIX Tascam case is built with a hard shell exterior made of durable composite blow-mold plastic and an internal tri-layer foam cushioning with a pick and pluck customizable middle layer to protect your Tascam Multitrack recorder
  • The Customizable Tascam Audio Recorder Case is designed so you can customize your own case to snugly fit your Digital recorder by removing the desired amount of diced foam blocks from the base to fit the shape of your portable recorder or Tascam audio interface and accessories
  • A Discreet and Rigid Shell , double sliding-lock mechanisms and dual-padlock slots keeps your Tascam Digital Products safe - - Dimensions (L x W x H): Outside: 12" x 9 1/2" x 3 1/2" Inside: 11" x 7-1/4" x 3-1/4"
  • CASEMATIX Travel Case is Designed for the Tascam Dp-008EX / Tascam DP-006 / TascamGB-10 and Tascam iXR audio interface for iOS - INCLUDES CASE ONLY DESIGNED BY CASEMATIX -MADE IN THE USA

Zoom PS04 Palmtop Studio Multitrack Digital Recorder (4 Tracks)

Zoom PS04 Palmtop Studio Multitrack Digital Recorder (4 Tracks)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • 4 audio tracks, each with 10 virtual tracks
  • 93 versatile effects including vintage amp modeling
  • Programmable drum/bass machine with FAST method
  • Audio track editing: Copy/paste/erase/, punch-in/out, bounce tracks
  • High-quality built-in mic with preamp

STUDIOCASE Protective Carrying Travel Hard Case with Dense foam - fits Studio USB Desktop Stereo Recorders Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 , 6i6 , 2i4 , 18i8 , Solo Compact USB Audio Interfaces and Recording Mixer Accessories

STUDIOCASE Protective Carrying Travel Hard Case with Dense foam - fits Studio USB Desktop Stereo Recorders Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 , 6i6 , 2i4 , 18i8 , Solo Compact USB Audio Interfaces and Recording Mixer Accessories
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • Great for storing and protecting your Portable FocusRite Scarlett Audio Interface and USB Recording Accessories such as the Knox Pop Filter . Hard durable exterior and soft foam interior protect your USB Interface
  • Customize your case to snugly fit your Focusrite Scarlett interface by removing the desired amount of diced foam blocks from the middle foam layer to fit the shape of your audio recording interface and studio accessories
  • Easily Fits Studio Recording Equipment and Accessories within Maximum Dimensions: 15.5" x 11.0" x 4.0"; External Dimensions: 16.0" x 13.0" x 6.0" with a built-in carry handle, double latch closures and a slot for accommodating padlock security to keep the contents safe
  • Fits Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2nd Generation USB Audio Interface AMS-SCARLETT-SOLO-2ND-GEN / Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 AMS-SCARLETT-2I2-2ND-GEN / Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 AMS-SCARLETT-2I4-2ND-GEN / Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 2nd Gen AMS-SCARLETT-6I6-2ND-GEN
  • Also Holds Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 AMS-SCARLETT-18I8-2ND-GEN ; DOES NOT INCLUDE USB AUDIO INTERFACE AND IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH MANUFACTURER

STUDIOCASE Portable MultiTrack Recorder Controller and Digital Stereo Interface Case works for- ZOOM R16 , R8 , R24 , TAC-2 , Tac-2R , MRS-8 and More

STUDIOCASE Portable MultiTrack Recorder Controller and Digital Stereo Interface Case works for- ZOOM R16 , R8 , R24 , TAC-2 , Tac-2R , MRS-8 and More
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Protection against IMPACTS, DROPS, DINGS and DUST. Great for storing and protecting your Portable Multi-Track Recorder
  • Customize your case to snugly fit your device by removing the desired amount of diced foam blocks from the middle foam layer to fit the shape of your studio recorders and accessories
  • Easily Fits Studio Recording Equipment and Accessories with Maximum Dimensions: 15.5" x 11.0" x 4.0" ; External Dimensions: 16.0" x 13.0" x 6.0
  • Case consists of latch double latch closures and a slot for accommodating padlock security
  • Hard exterior made of durable composite blow-mold plastic. Internal Tri-Layer foam cushioning with Pick & Pluck customizable layer

Tascam DP-006 6-track Digital Pocketstudio and Deluxe Accessory Bundle with Tascam Stereo Headphones, Table Top Tripod, SD Card, FiberTique Cleaning Cloth, and More

Tascam DP-006 6-track Digital Pocketstudio and Deluxe Accessory Bundle with Tascam Stereo Headphones, Table Top Tripod, SD Card, FiberTique Cleaning Cloth, and More
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Includes: Tascam DP-006 6-track Digital Pocketstudio + Tascam Stereo Headphones + 6.5-Inch Table Top/Hand Grip Tripod + 16 GB SD Card + 2 X 1/4 Cable + Auxiliary Cable + FiberTique Cleaning Cloth.
  • Complete with two frontloaded omnidirectional condenser mics, the DP-006 offers top-of-the-line sound quality.
  • Recording has never been as simple as the DP-006 makes it be with analog functionality and dedicated control knobs, plus a tripod mount ensures easy set-up and placement.
  • The DP-006 can record two mono tracks or one stereo track simultaneously and gives up to six tracks of simultaneous playback.
  • The Tascam stereo headphones included in the accessory bundle offer great sound and feature a lightweight, closed-back design with an adjustable headband that will provide a comfortable listening experience for any user.

Korg D8 Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder

Korg D8 Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Number of Tracks: 8 Simultaneous Recording: 2 tracks
  • Recording Time: 34 minutes of 8-track recording (time dynamically allocated) using internal 1.4Gb drive External Drives: up to seven external drives may be fitted, with a capacity of up to 4Gb.
  • MIDI Sync: MTC and MIDI Clock transmitted, MMC received Mixer: Digital, 12 channels, with stereo mix buss plus two aux busses, one feeding the internal effects processor
  • Automation: 20 Scenes (snapshots) per song Effects: 24-bit, 44.1kHz with 65 presets, 65 user memories, 50 effects types and 38 effects chains
  • Frequency Response: 10kHz-21kHz, +/- 1dB S/N Ratio: 92dB or better @ IHF-A THD: Less than 0.03% (20Hz to 20kHz) Converters: 18-bit/44.1kHz

Korg D-12 12 track Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder

Korg D-12 12 track Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2021

Korg D888 Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder

Korg D888 Digital Audio Multi Track Recorder
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2021
  • 8-channel I/O digital mixer with hard disk recorder
  • 8-track simultaneous record and playback
  • 8 XLR and TRS balanced inputs
  • High-performance mic preamps
  • 48V phantom power on XLR inputs

Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder with EV MUSIC 32gb SD Card

Tascam DP-006 6-Track Digital Multitrack Recorder with EV MUSIC 32gb SD Card
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2021
  • Up to six tracks recording (2mono tracks+ 2mono/stereo switchable tracks)
  • 2 Built-in omni-directional condenser microphones
  • CD quality recording (16bit/44.1kHz)
  • Two tracks simultaneous recording/ six tracks simultaneous playback
  • Dedicated stereo master track available

Home Studio: Input Levels

You may think that loud is better but in the home studio realm you want to start a little low with initial volume. You can fight the loudness war later in post-production.

The main reason why most audio engineers follow this rule is because they know that leaving some headroom will increase the dynamic ranges between low and high transients for their project. Dynamics are important and having your levels too high initially will destroy and hope you have of creating a dynamic audio presentation. If you plan on having the audio program constantly loud then you still need to allow for later processing. By reducing your initial wave transient levels you actually gain some space to increase the volume and dynamic levels later on when you mix and master the audio in post production.

There is only so much "room" available in an audio recording and the best way to use that dynamic range is to keep most all of your transients within the specific range that your recording system is capable of capturing during a recording session. Now, you might be thinking that you want to fight the old loudness war with your recording. There is nothing wrong with that but the way you win the loudness war is keeping the initial clarity and dynamic range that your tracks might initially contain. Some might argue that the loudness war ruins otherwise wonderful recordings but others say that the loudest and clearest recordings seem to sell more units and downloads than weak and low recordings. This is true to an extent. The listener can tell when a recording has been mastered and when one has not. Mastering is where you will retain the dynamic range of your recording while making it as loud and as clear as possible.

Compression, expansion and noise gating can take your recording over the top as far as loudness and dynamic range is concerned so do not worry about loudness until you begin your mix down session and mastering session. Most mastering technicians will ask that you leave a certain amount of headroom in your recording before you submit it for mastering and the reason why is that the mastering technician needs that amount of space for the increased dynamics and loudness that you might desire in your final release.

So, as you can see that keeping your levels lower untidily can improve and enhance your final stages of production by keeping unwanted distortion and clipping out of your final release. You will also notice that the recording is much more dynamic and very clear while retaining a loud volume. Watch your meters!

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