Been reading reviews but best advice will come from users so.. here's what's up. Piano trio - digital ( or rarely acoustic) piano / violin / 'cello Music - light classical, cafe music We've done recording in pro studios , then set up our own home studio using a Mackie into PC using several software suites but we've decided that putting our attention into software is not where we want to be. In addition, our style of music, the instrumentation, and the arrangements DO NOT work well punching in/out and also overdubbing requires lot's of additional "stuff" we don't want to mess with any more. The main detriment to overdubbing is that the musical energy continuity is very tough to match, especially when spread out over several days. Things work better if you just "get it right" in one take. Having said that, we are looking into a small portable digital audio recorder that we can plop down and we can concentrate on the music. We've had a little experience with live and studio recording so we don't want a voice recorder from Best Buy but we don't want to have to mess with too much software and too many features. Been looking at Tascam, Edirol, Alesis, etc. Up to now the piano has sent a signal panned slightly one way or the other and then the mics take left and right for the violin and 'cello, but I do have a VERY nice pair of Bose bookshelf speakers that sound great so I could use those. Some features we would like: -good condenser stereo mics ( or better yet a way to plug in our two AKG condenser XLR low Z mics so we would need some way to get phantom power) -SD memory slot -remote (optional) -ability to add decent reverb -naturally we would want all the standard recording and audio out formats -ability to toggle access to the device as mass storage ( I know we can just pull the SD card for transfer to PC) -Don't want to have to mess with software (yes they all use software but it should have an "idiot" setting) -$150 -$300 price range If you can think of any other features we might need. Any input appreciated.