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Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone  

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You can't plan for inspiration. It just happens. And in the time it takes to set up recording gear, the most inspired musical ideas can be lost forev...Read More

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      OVERVIEW

      Instant replay for your jams!

      You can't plan for inspiration. It just happens. And in the time it takes to set up recording gear, the most inspired musical ideas can be lost forever.
      Next time inspiration strikes, you can be prepared with the handy Line 6 BackTrack Recorder with microphone.

      BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder ensures that your vocals as well as guitar licks, riffs, and songs will always be captured. Sitting with you and plugged into your instrument, this simple and sleek device is always listening and automatically recording every one of your revelations, epiphanies, and great musical ideas.

      You never even need to press record, since BackTrack + Mic captures audio whenever it hears you play or sing. As a standalone recorder, the sensitive mic with automatic gain control will capture crystal-clear vocals or acoustic guitar. With a guitar plugged in, the quiet 1/4-inch input will capture a stunning signal.

      BackTrack is super simple to use. After you play something brilliant, press the "Mark" button to mark that idea as special. Featuring a 1/4-inch output and 1/8-inch headphone output, BackTrack + Mic allows for easy instant reviewing of both marked and non-marked ideas.

      Backtrack + Mic can capture up to 24 hours of audio. Saved as WAV files to a rugged and reliable 2-GB flash memory, the captured audio is easily transferred to a computer via USB 2.0 for storage or further recording, editing, or mixing. The internal battery, providing over 8 hours of life, can be recharged via the USB connection.

      Featuring a classic and low-profile look, BackTrack + Mic is so small and lightweight that you might just forget you're carrying it (until you're incredibly thankful that you are).

      FEATURES
      • Automatically capture musical ideas
      • Instant replay and review
      • Easy WAV file transfer to your computer via USB 2.0 for storage or further recording, editing or mixing

      SPECIFICATIONS

      BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone

      • Includes BackTrack + Mic and USB cable
      • Includes microphone with automatic gain control
      • Records up to 24-bit/48 kHz album-quality audio
      • Records up to 24 hours of audio capture
      • 1/4-inch input
      • 1/4-inch output
      • 1/8-inch headphone/line out
      • Rechargeable battery via USB; over 8 hours of battery life
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      Line 6BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone
       
      4.2

      (based on 33 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (20)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (6)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (3)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Compact (6)
      • Easy to use (6)
      • Excellent sound (6)
      • Low distortion (3)
      • Versatile (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur recording (7)
        • Home studio (6)
        • Performances (4)
        • Outdoor events / games (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (9)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Pretty good for what it is

        I bought mine extremely cheap from someone who didn't like it for various reasons. His complaints included many of the same ones within the reviews here. The tips I've provided above would have overcome...Read complete review

        I bought mine extremely cheap from someone who didn't like it for various reasons. His complaints included many of the same ones within the reviews here. The tips I've provided above would have overcome many of those issues. I can't stress enough that you ought to spend some quality time with this thing to get the best results. I would say that it applies as well to any portable digital recorder.
        Oh yes, don't forget to read the manual!
        OK, the user interface could stand to be more friendly, but once you get the hang of it (not too hard) it's easy. Read the manual. The "MARK" button is a good way to sort out the keepers from the rest, if you can remember to use it.

        The hardest part is keeping track of what the various colors of the status light mean. Read the manual a few times until you get it down or, in my case, since I use the recorder infrequently I made a cheat sheet that slides under the belt clip.

        Use the Backtrack Setup Utility to configure the recorder correctly for what you're trying to capture. This is VERY IMPORTANT. Read the manual. Proper setup will ensure that the recorder doesn't turn itself off during your quiet acoustic guitar passage. Plan ahead and set up accordingly. You may also enable forced capture for those spur of the moment occasions.

        Don't forget to read the manual, you'll save yourself a few headaches. Make sure you download the BackTrack Users Manual (Rev C) if your printed manual is an earlier version. There have been important updates to the information.
        It's made out of plastic, and is very light. Treat it accordingly and it will last you a while.
        The sound quality I've captured has been very good so far in various settings. Proper placement of the unit is important for good captures. The mic seems to be somewhat directional, so get it pointed at and up close enough to your audio source. If you have the opportunity to experiment with this, take the time to do so. Too close=distortion and clipping, too far=weak and noisy.
        It may be a bit overpriced for some as a new purchase. Look for a used one if possible.
        It's about the size of a pack of smokes, so it can fit in your pocket. I find it handy to easily record gigs or jam sessions for later evaluation. I've had good results with it clipped on my guitar strap, which makes it easy to turn on/off or to hit that MARK button when I need to.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Cheap Quality and Bad Design

        I bought this because I had great success with the sound, design, and durability of the Line 6 POD, but this recorder is one of the most disappointing pieces of equipment I've ever...Read complete review

        I bought this because I had great success with the sound, design, and durability of the Line 6 POD, but this recorder is one of the most disappointing pieces of equipment I've ever purchased. The design interface doesn't make sense and the quality is insulting. The recorder hesitates when you start playing and stops and restarts if you play a low passage. When recording a song or musical idea, the recorder slices the piece into numerous sections, thus you have to piece together all the sound files to hear something complete. It's made of cheap plastic and feels like a toy. The microphone screen rattles and buzzes, and the overall design concept just doesn't make sense. I've had it for two months now, and the belt clip already broke. The guitar jacks are stripped out. In theory, and how this is marketed, it may sound like a good idea, but it's not. It's a complete waste of money. I made a mistake by not sending it back immediately. I ended up buying a Tascam DP-004 for the same price and can't believe the difference. Buyer beware. Don't let the praise fool you.

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        5.0

        Small but BIG sound, unbelievable !!

        By Johnny Astor

        from Kentucky

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

          Recorded live on this little thing, after reviewing songs I could not believe the sound quality I burned them on a CD played it for some friends when I showed what I recorded it on they were totally blown away. Love this you can take it anywhere turn it on and let it do its thing.

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          3.0

          It works as well as claimed.

          By V. Parker

          from CA

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          Pros

          • Compact
          • Small size

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

              You can't go wrong connecting it the several optional ways it offers. If you go on the Line6 website there is a nice little video on how to use it.

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              4.0

              Didn't appear to work at first

              By garp

              from Clarion, PA

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Manual incomplete

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

              I couldn't get the device to work at first. Then I found out that it doesn't charge when attached to a computer, only if used with a USB charging device. Once I got it charged up, it worked as described. Help line didn't diagnose problem, just said it seemed to be working properly. It may also need to be connected directly to a USB port for computer to read files. Manual said that hooking up the 1/4" output jack would disable the headphone output, but thankfully that wasn't the case. I wanted to be able to use the Backtrack as an in-ear monitor preamp, which it will, even when set to play-only mode. Just remember to unplug the input when using the device for playback through speakers. This is a unique device designed to aid musicians who compose using their instruments. You could do the same with a small digital recorder, but the Backtrack has some features to streamline the process. A digital recorder might be more flexible, but at the StupidDeal price, this was a bargain.

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              5.0

              Multi use recorder...quite nice as well.

              By gentlebluesman

              from Rio Rancho, NM

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Low Distortion
              • Reasonably priced
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • I Have Not Found One

              Best Uses

              • Grab Spontaneous Melodies
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Songwriting

              Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

              This little gem attachs to your guitar strap,it's always close and ready...the condenser mic is good quality and is sensitive enough to capture acoustic performances with reasonable balance between playing chords/melodies and singing along. Great for just jamming along and capturing some many lost ideas without a recording hookup, which takes too much time. The compact size and design just make it part of your instrument and it works great. I would not recommend the unit without the mic...it really doesn't add anything to one's ability to keep ideas well...but the one with the mic, yep that's the one to use and reasonably priced too..

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              5.0

              BACKTRACK INSTANT REPLAY RECORDER WITH M

              By In-it

              from N. Central Mid-Coastal Low-land Plains

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Low Distortion

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio

                Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                It's great for a pocket-size :re-playable memory", at 'acoustic' levels,..... drums etc cause some distortion (via internal mic I believe) but it's the 'writers friend' for lower volume 'capturing' and 'marking for easy recall', "and in the moment".

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                5.0

                Very satisfied

                By carl

                from Farmington NH

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • I Just Love It
                • Low Distortion
                • Powerful
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                  I can't say enough for this little recorder
                  Easy to use great sound and well worth every penny

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                  5.0

                  this was a deal of the day and i got it

                  By jimmy j rpm

                  from south jersey,usa

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                  Pros

                  • Good Dealnice Product

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                  all i have to say that it is a good product and i have bought many thing from them and i always got more than i expected,jim

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                  5.0

                  read the instructions!

                  By roscoe

                  from the ozark mountains

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                        Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                        every complaint ive read could be overcome by reading instructions. what a great deal of the day. thanks MF

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                        5.0

                        Review your playing with no hassle!

                        By Waterlooken

                        from Waterloo, Iowa

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

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                          Cons

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                              Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                              This item is so easy to use that it gets used. Starts and ends the songs without intervention. Saves to wav format which transfers easily to computer. Memory size is adequate for the longest sessions.

                              Very pleased with the way the microphone picks up my bass. I can hear all parts of the rehearsal. Helps improve my playing by showing me the good and bad.

                              Thanks,

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                              4.0

                              Nice for the Stupid Deal price

                              By sliding_billy

                              from North Texas

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Line 6 BackTrack Instant Replay Recorder With Microphone:

                                The unit has done exactly what it is supposed to do and recordings sound good. Getting it to start and stop when you want it to takes some getting used to and some playing with the control panel. My biggest issue is that it does not pass sound through when off. There is no reason you shouldn't be able to leave it connected and play when you do not want it to function. Also, the mic and input recording at once would have been nice, but I was not expecting it. Had I paid full price, I would have expected more.

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