I’ve been asked to provide 6 individual isolated tracks for a job next week, and the most either of my recorders do is 4. I gave production the option of hiring a lovely Sound Devices 788T but they weren’t too keen on the cost.
So, here’s what I’ve made:
I’ve also found that the Edirol R-44 does have Word Clock over the CTRL Sync jack- if you plug it in to the Tascam HD-P2 they’ll sync.
If we’ve also got all the correct cables these also will be synched up to a Nagra VI run by a second recordist- 12 channels, voila!
The mixer’s mainly there so I can monitor both recorders at once
I ran them for 30mins with a mic attached to the mixer (going into both recorders) and didn’t see any deviation of file lengths (although the start/stop times were slightly different)