ZOOM MRS-4

Made by ZOOM

Description This is a digital four track that records onto Smart Media cards. It allows you to record, mix and add effects to your music.
Posted By Kevin Martz (278)
Directory Equipment: Pro Audio Gear
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On 12/24/2002, Kevin Martz (278) posted:
Overall Rating:
I compared this unit with other models that were similarly priced. I chose it over the Fostex and Korg units that are similar (four track, digital, two inputs).

I would buy the Zoom again. It could have more than two inputs and a better metronome.

My least favorite aspect would be switching between songs. It takes more steps than I like.

My favorite aspect is that I can record digitally for the price.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $250.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Features:
The MRS4 has a menu-type control system. Instead of having one button for each function, you press a few buttons repeatedly to find the function you need. I use it for recording either my solo work or work with my band. Recording is easy and requires just a few steps. Overdubbing is very easy. The Zoom MRS4 has good chorus, reverb and delay effects. Nothing extreme, but they sound good. I have not found it lacking in any important category. It does have an annoying (sounding) metronome that only works while you are recording. A simple click would be better. It also allows two inputs at a time. You cannot use more than two mikes at once.
Sound Quality:
The sound quality is MP3 quality.
Ease of Use:
With a little practice, it is easy to use. If you are on a budget and like portability, this is a really good device.
Durability:
I have not used it for gigging, but it seems to be well made and sturdy. It isn't made of cheap materials, and fits easily into a small box. There are no parts that stick out and might get broken off. I have had good experiences with Zoom products in the past.