Thomann's Cool Online Guides: Portable Multitrackers

The multitracker is a great tool for musicians of all levels. It really can be a ‘studio in a box’ replacing many of the components of a traditional studio.

Welcome to our Portable Multitracker Online Advisor.

Owning a recording studio used to be something most musicians could only dream about - songwriters kept their ideas jotted on endless scraps of paper, or were forced to capture their creations on a poor quality two-track recorders. The advent of the compact audio cassette (developed in 1963) ultimately led to affordable, portable four-track machines such as the Tascam Portastudio, which debuted in 1979, bringing multitrack recording out of the commercial studio and within reach of the everyday musician. Although cassette-based machines could not provide the same audio quality as reel-to-reels, they served as a very useful tool for making demos. These recordings were often let down by the use of low quality peripherals - cheap microphones, pre-amps, and outboard, but even so, many top artists penned mega-hits using basic four-tracks, and some recordings even made it to the final mixes.

Advances in technology over the years have made it possible to produce much higher specification miniature digital studios at incredible prices. Offering anything up to 32 tracks, today’s models feature quality pre-amps, effects, digital editing, and even built-in drum machines - it’s never been easier and more affordable to record your own music.

Much in the same way that the first glimpse of a large mixing desk can appear intimidating, multitrackers can look a little bewildering and confusing on first inspection. But like the mixing desk, they can be broken down into separate sections – we’ll now take a further look at these to help to explain the overall process.

Our Online Advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Portable Multitrackers overview

LD Systems Mix 6 A G3 Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE Harley Benton Talk Box Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa Avid Pro Tools Teacher and Student the t.bone HD 2000 NC Rode SC6-L Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card Thomann Mix Case 1402 FXMP USB RockNRoller R12Stealth (All-Terrain) Joyo JW-02 Wireless System Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5
Recommended
LD Systems Mix 6 A G3

Active 2-Way Loudspeaker With integrated 4-channel mixer, Loudspeakers: 6.5" woofer and 1" tweeter, Frequency range: 80 - 20,000 Hz, Internal Class D amplifier, Power: 2x 70 Watts RMS (2x 280 Watts peak), Maximum output level: 122 dB, Dispersion pattern:...

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NOK 1,829
Recommended
Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE

Neutrik NA2-IO-DLINE, Line I/O to Dante interface, designed for harsh stage conditions, breakout box which allows two, channels of audio to be integrated into a Dante network, converts a Dante stream into analog audio, signals, (!) requires Power over Ethernet...

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NOK 2,149
(1)
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Harley Benton Talk Box

Effect for Electric Guitar and Keyboard The sound can be shaped by mouth, Gain, tone, output controls, Jack connections (6.3 mm), On-off switch with LED display, True bypass, Dimensions: 136 x 62 x 191 mm, Weight: 1.7 kg, The...

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NOK 949
Recommended
Polyend & Dreadbox Medusa

Hybrid Synthesiser Includes Grid and Sequencer 3 Digital wavetable oscillators, 3 Synchronisable analogue oscillators, each with four classic waveforms, Classic 24dB dreadbox analogue filter with 3 different types (2-pole. LP, 4-pole. LP, HP), 5 Independent LFO's, Three different modes:...

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NOK 7,989
Recommended
Avid Pro Tools Teacher and Student

Avid Pro Tools EDU Teacher and Student (Box); Audio MIDI Sequenzer (DAW); single license especially for teachers and students, not suitable for educational institutions!; eligibility guidelines can be found here: avid.com/education/eligibility; latest Pro Tools version delivered as Activation Card; perpetual...

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NOK 2,345
Recommended
the t.bone HD 2000 NC

Noise Canceling Headphones Circumaural, Active Noise Canceling, Connection via Bluetooth (V 4.1), Up to 6 hours of operation with NC, Up to 10 m range, Impedance 32 ohms, Frequency range 20 - 20,000 Hz, 40 mm Driver, Max. SPL:...

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NOK 469
(2)
Recommended
Rode SC6-L

Mobile Lightning Audio Interface for iPhone Allows the simultaneous connection of two microphones and a headphone, Integrated preamps and digital converters (24-bit / 48 kHz), Direct monitoring and stereo recording with Rode Reporter App (free) possible, 2 x 3.5mm...

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NOK 629
Recommended
Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card

Allen & Heath SQ-DANTE-A card, audio interface plug-in card for the SQ digital mixing series, 64×64 channel audio and control, 96kHz or 48kHz operation

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NOK 5,589
(1)
Recommended
Thomann Mix Case 1402 FXMP USB

Mixer Case Suitable for the t.mix xmix 1402 FXMP USB, External dimensions: Approx. 435 x 450 x 155 mm, Colour: Black

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NOK 439
Recommended
RockNRoller R12Stealth (All-Terrain)

RockNRoller R12Stealth (All-Terrain), All Black Multi Cart, length 86cm - 132cm, Width (frame bed): 35cm, width (rear wheels): 50cm, height (folded): 31cm, height (unfolded): 106cm, stored front wheels: 8"x2" R-Trac, rear wheels: 10"x3" R-Trac, weight: 15kg, load capacity: 227kg

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NOK 1,899
Recommended
Joyo JW-02 Wireless System

Digital Wireless Instrument System Transmission frequency: 5.8 GHz, 4 Channel transmitter & receiver, Built-in 3.7V / 500mAh lithium battery, Car anti-jamming, Battery status LED indicator, Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 KHz, Delay: <7 ms, Sample rate: 24-Bit /...

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NOK 789
(1)
Recommended
Joyo JP-05 Power Bank Supply 5

Powerbank for Effect Pedals Built-in 7.4V / 4400mAh lithium battery, Charging time: 2.5 h, Battery level indicator, 4 x DC 9V 100mA outputs, 3 x DC 9V 500mA outputs, 1 x DC 9V / 12V / 18V adjustable output...

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NOK 549
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