Re: New kid on the block
« Reply #1 on: Apr 7th, 2010, 11:55am »
Hi Doc, and welcome to VS Pro...
For a reliable and highly portable multitrack recorder the VS890 is a great choice, but may not be as easy to 'download' to a PC as you might wish.
It records to a proprietary Roland file format, that doesn't easily convert to a standard PC file format. There are ways of doing this, which you can see on the VS Planet forums, but it isn't particularly straightforward. But if all you want to do is get your stereo mixes onto your PC, then you should be fine, playing back in real time into your PC soundcard - either via an analog line in or perhaps by digital in.
I may not have correctly understood what you're trying to do. By the way if you are interested in finding out what / how VS Pro interacts with your Roland VS-890 please have a look at FunkyBeat's videos on this forum. You'll see that all the actual audio files stay on the Roland - you're just using the VS Pro software as a visual editing front end, which totally transforms the experience! Great if you use your VS recorder to record away from home and then want to edit / master your tracks at home before burning to disk.
Another option is to burn to CD and then you should easily be able to convert to .wav or .mp3 if that's what you're trying to do?
Anyway, please look at the videos if you haven't already.