I was thinking of getting a second hand 1st gen Nexus 7 or old iPad for the remote control.
Hi guys,I'm the main engineer for a small church of 100 or so people. We currently have a bit of an ancient sound system that we are slowly trying to upgrade. One of the first things to tackle is recording (speech only) and music playback.Currently we have a Behringer Eurodesk 2442 (yeah I know). For playback we have an iPod Nano going into the CD/TAPE in with a 1/8" jack to stereo RCA cable, and a MATSUI cd player going into the same connectors (manually plugging and unplugging as needed). For recording, we're using a Tascam CD and cassette tape recording unit. It is so old that you have to put a cassette tape in and record onto it in order to be able to record on CD!So, basically, I'm looking for a cheap, but reliable solution where we can playback from both CD and mp3 and record directly onto mp3. Ideally it should cost no more than a few hundred pounds/dollars, be able to play and record simultaneously if desired, be very compact and be able to connect to both our current desk and a Behringer X32 or X32 Compact (we'll upgrade to that soon).Ideas I've had already:1) Continue using the iPod and CD player for playback, and get a Tascam DR-40 4 track handheld recorder (total price £100).2) Get a cheap laptop like the Asus Vivobook s200, with a Tascam US-100 or US-200 PC audio interface box (total price £425-£475)I looked at Tascam rack-mountable units, but the price was too high at about £950!Of the above two solutions, i'd personally prefer the laptop option because it would make playback easier (allowing on-the fly compiling of playlists) and we could instantly edit and upload recordings to our website via WiFi. I'm just struggling to justify the extra £300 cost for that ability when the handheld recorder would still get the job done.So, comments please on my suggestions and any more ideas welcome!Thanks, mark
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