I was just talking to another engineer about his hd 24. I mentioned that I had some concerns about compatability in the future, and archiving. I was completely ignorant of the features of this device. He told me that If I picked up one of these babies icould interface with protools. Also i can assign an ip adress and pull tracks from somewhere else on the network. 24 bit 48k stock, 24/96 with an upgrage chip. Hmmmmmm. $2300 in my town. This seems like the answer to almost all my problems. The rest can be remedied with some nice pre's and a shrink.