I'm in the market for a 24/32 track mixer. I only have $600-800 to spend. The behringer is in my price range but in every forum people have bad things to say about them. They say the break down really easy and I'm hard on my gear. But price and time is tight right now. I really want/need a analog mixer right now. Right now I use Digi 001, ARS-10 a have small mackie 8 track mixer etc, and I'm thinking of buying a nice CD recorder. I have a small little vocal booth and cheap mic audio-techs. I'm a local hip hop producer and want the mixer because of the future gear I want to buy mic-pre, effects. I want to run it like this. ARS-10 to effects, outboard gear ot the mixer to the digi001 to the CD recorder. Any thoughts welcome.Remember cost is the issue here. If I spend the whole wad on the mixer I can't buy the other gear right now.