A convenient recording solution for capturing the energy of a live gig.


The immediacy and blistering energy of live gigs can be hard capture on recordings. Quality multi-track live recordings usually involve a rack of expensive gear and the expertise to use it.

JamHub’s Tracker MT16 was created to solve that problem. The palm-sized unit can record up to 16 tracks of 24-bit/96 kHz audio. Its simple button layout is a welcome sight, though navigating all functions with only four buttons is a bit cumbersome. The good news: Once the unit is set up for a specific recording, the settings remain even after powering down.

Word of advice: Make test recordings before the gig. Other than a clipping light, there’s no visual indication that the MT16 is receiving a signal. You have two storage options: SD card or a dedicated hard drive connected via USB. My band encountered a few unexplained errors during the recording process, but about 85 percent of the songs came out fine. Plus, it was a breeze to transfer individual WAV files to a DAW for further editing. At $400, the MT16 isn’t quite an impulse buy, but it’s a convenient mobile recording solution.

Ratings

Pros:
Plenty of recording channels. Retains menu settings.

Cons:
Unexplained recording errors. Construction feels mediocre.

Street:
$399

Company
jamhub.com

Ease of Use:

Build/Design:

Value:

Stompboxtober Is here!
Stompboxtober Is here!

Check back each day at 11:00 am Central Starting Oct. 1 for your daily chance to win! Scroll down for today's giveaway.

The KOA Acoustic Preamp offers classic, natural acoustic tone with unprecedented tonal control and extended headroom.

Read MoreShow less

Fitted and non-fitted risers and frames designed to work with popular effects pedals and pedalboards.

Read MoreShow less