A Hero of the Pandemic

I took this picture yesterday with dispo because I don’t know why I use dispo but I still do and it bugs me a little but that’s irrelevant.

What was I saying? Oh yes. I took this picture yesterday when I was thinking about how I want to play guitar more than I do.

This Tascam US-16×08 is one of the great unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic for me. This is the interface I use to record guitar parts. I used it for vocals a couple of times too, but for car music I use a different interface. That’s another pandemic hero, but this guy… this guy has been a huge part of me recording about 130531531 songs over the last year.

I bought it to record Lizardfish rehearsals because if I mic up all of the instruments we need a ton of inputs and this can handle 16 at once (only 8 mic cables though, I need xlr to 1/4 inch adapters if I need more). I took it home before the last gig, though I don’t really remember why. I think I was considering recording the 2/1/20 gig. I didn’t though.

Larry and I were looking at digital mixers on amazon yesterday. We were talking about a really nice one that runs about $2k. That would be awesome to have, but it’s overkill for me. I just need the interface. GarageBand handles the mixing. Still… the thing was really cool. I can’t start GASing about PA gear though. I do that enough for guitar and camera gear. I can’t make it worse. Nope, can’t do it.

Anyway, three cheers to this 16 channel USB audio interface. You’re doing good work, my friend, and I am glad I bought you.

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