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#1829095 - 01/12/23 12:59 PM Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD?
MeteorSharks Offline
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First let me say that I love my Roland VS2400CD. It's giving me some problems and I'd like to buy a VS2480CD.
All of these that are for sale are old and don't talk to the outside world. I'm looking at some new multi tracks but can't find any that compare to the Roland.
Video output so I can use a large monitor, editing functions like Zoom, copy, cut, paste and all the cool editing tools that the Roland has.
Have any of you purchased a new multi that you are just as satisfied as you are with the Rolands?
I have tried a few DAWs and don't like working with them.
Ron

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#1829101 - 01/12/23 02:01 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
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Yes, the slighly newer VS-2480 DVD ;\)

But seriously there's nothing "new" that has all the features the 2480 has, even though it has limitations ( somewhat slow whit backup and CD burning , no USB ... ) but that's OK with me, I'm in no hurry

I got two 2480's in serial mode in my studio ( 48 channels )
and four 2480's extra "spares" just in case ....

Bought my first 2004 and built my studio around it and have no intention , money or strength to start over with DAW / computer based recording with endless hustle with upgrades of OS that makes plugin's useless and so on .....
And as an old FOH sound engineer I like buttons and faders to "play" with


Cheers !

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#1829109 - 01/12/23 02:49 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: Catweazle]
MeteorSharks Offline
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I feel the same way.
It seems like the only "New" trackers are Zoom and Tascam. (We used to call Tascam "Trashcan"). I still do.
Ron😎

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#1830439 - 01/18/23 07:49 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
MeteorSharks Offline
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I just picked up a VS2480CD in ultra-fine condition. It has one -3 card with some plug ins.
I'm Lovin it.
Ron

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#1830497 - 01/19/23 02:43 AM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: Catweazle]
C Jo Go Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Catweazle
Yes, the slighly newer VS-2480 DVD ;\)

But seriously there's nothing "new" that has all the features the 2480 has, even though it has limitations ( somewhat slow whit backup and CD burning , no USB ... ) but that's OK with me, I'm in no hurry

I got two 2480's in serial mode in my studio ( 48 channels )
and four 2480's extra "spares" just in case ....

Bought my first 2004 and built my studio around it and have no intention , money or strength to start over with DAW / computer based recording with endless hustle with upgrades of OS that makes plugin's useless and so on .....
And as an old FOH sound engineer I like buttons and faders to "play" with


Cheers !



Exactly ----- all in one daw ---- knobs & faders
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#1832121 - 01/28/23 10:25 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
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 Originally Posted By: MeteorSharks
I just picked up a VS2480CD in ultra-fine condition. It has one -3 card with some plug ins.
I'm Lovin it.
Ron


Atta Boy, Ron!

I may have waited until a VS-2480DVD model was available, but as long as you're happy with your purchase.

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#1832426 - 01/30/23 10:20 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: FalconEddy]
C Jo Go Offline
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The backup has gotten faster and maybe easier ---with the invention of VIR DIS -- endless storage with external HD

No disc required .... organize & title partitions !!
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#1832680 - 02/01/23 08:57 PM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
dkfackler Offline
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You can swap the internal CD drive for a DVD. Works a treat. You will need the latest FW version.

The usual caveats apply; drive must be on the 'approved' list and be set to 'master'. AFAIK, this setting can't be done by the end user.

eBay seller 'virtanen13' has them, properly configured.

IIRC, the physical drive swap took under an hour.

~dk

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#1838418 - 03/16/23 11:28 AM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: MeteorSharks]
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Registered: 07/23/20
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Loc: Los Angles, Ca.
I've had a couple VS-2480's for a few years now and never really use them. I've been using Logic, but I've decided to record, mix and master a rap album on the 2480. I got a lot to learn and I'll be posting videos on YouTube of the process. Years ago I had an AKAI DPS24 which was cool but I've learned so much more now about mixing and recording in Logic. I do wish Roland would come out with a modern version of the VS-2480 that would be cool.
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#1843635 - 04/17/23 03:13 AM Re: Is anything new comparable to the VS2480CD? [Re: ImpTheGreat]
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Back in the very early 2000's when they came out with the Sonar V-Studio and control surface, i thought "yes ! this is the future !"...naturally I was wrong, but I still thought it was a sweet looking / functioning unit - although incredibly expensive at that stage of my life. I still wish somebody would come out with a box that has a control surface married to
a rack unit maybe ? with its own software ecosystem and the ability to run plugins perhaps ? Something akin to those late 90's Mackie machines (HDR ?) that you could plug a screen/mouse/keyboard into plus a dedicated control surface with 24+ faders.
I realize that you could cobble something like this together with modern stuff like a rack mounted dedicated DAW machine and a control surface, but it wouldn't have that "all-in-one feel" like you get from the Roland boxes..
More likely I'm just a nostalgic fool
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