It's been too quiet around here. I guess everyone is as happy with their HDR2496 as I am, huh? Question, what's the most tracks you have recorded simultaneously? Whenever the religoius debate over which to buy gets going, someone inevitably says, "yeah but you can't record 24 tracks at once reliably". Personally I'm not likely rto need to record 24, but Iwas asked about the viability of recording 16 at once, and don't know the answer. I've also seen it stated as punching in 24 tracks being a problem. I would presume that if the HDR couldn't, that Mackie would treat it as a bug.