Who said that the virus means one necessarily should be saving? I'm thinking of making a purchase.
Anyone have any experience with these units? I'm looking for views about which makes most sense for me.
Here are the pages describing both: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/L12--zoom-livetrak-l-12-12-channel-digital-mixer-recorderhttps://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/L8--zoom-livetrak-l-8-8-channel-digital-mixer-recorder
Essentially, both allow mixing and recording directly onto an SD card. The smaller one has 8 channels, and runs on batteries. If I were to buy that, I would probably take it to gigs (rather than an even smaller Yamaha mixer I now use). Not sure I would do the same with the 12 channel unit.
The main function for either would be to record rehearsals at my home, without having to hook up an interface to a computer (which I just find kind of cumbersome). Most of the time I am playing jazz and the instrumentation is basically acoustic. Occasionally, I play organ with a guitarist. I currently own just 2 mics, but have some aspirations to buy additional mics and see if I can make somewhat decent recordings. For the immediate future, though, I'm just recording myself and rehearsals with no bigger than sextets.
Here is a comparison chart my friendly salesperson at Sweetwater made. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/compare.php?item1=L8&item2=L12
Most of the differences exceed my limited technical understanding.
Can anyone make a recommendation which is best for me?