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#1775724 - 02/23/22 04:49 PM VSR-880 to VS-890 : downgrade worth it?
fishheads Offline
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Registered: 08/15/17
Posts: 20
Basic question:
If I switch from the rackmount VSR-880 to the desktop VS-890, will I be losing anything significant? Is the workflow roughly the same, or as I imagine, easier due to the physical controls?

Edit: to clarify, I already know about the basic differences (effects, inputs/outputs, knobs) but am more curious about workflow, reliability, and random quirks that I might have missed when comparing the spec sheets.

For context,
I've been scaling down my recording studio and selling a lot of stuff. I noticed that the price for the rackmount VSR-880 has gone up quite a bit since I bought it, while the 890 remains pretty cheap. Since I'm moving away from rackmount setup and towards desktop production anyway (with synthesizers and sequencers), I figured this could be an opportunity to switch recorders and make a good $100 back in my wallet.

Stupid idea? What do you think?

Edited by fishheads (02/23/22 04:51 PM)

#1776162 - 02/25/22 01:54 PM Re: VSR-880 to VS-890 : downgrade worth it? [Re: fishheads]
Polarbear335 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/17
Posts: 9
Never have used a VSR, .. I would guess you're going to like using the physical faders of the VS alot, if you go this route. And would you convert to solid state??

It looks like you will be going from 24 bit, to 18 bit processing.

Interesting question .. hopefully the more learned members here, will weigh in, on this.

In my hunting around, on this topic .. I came across a 25 year old write-up, applauding the $2600 sticker, of the VS880, as a good deal. That's $4500, now.

#1776169 - 02/25/22 02:16 PM Re: VSR-880 to VS-890 : downgrade worth it? [Re: Polarbear335]
MScott906 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/20
Posts: 28
Keep both of themů
880EX, 3x 2480s, 2400CD, 1680, MV8000, MV8800, XV5080, S-550, MC909, Yamaha SY77, Korg M3R,

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