I'm sure this has been covered somewhere over time (if you know the thread, please post it...)... But just how good are the digital workstation multi-tracks (studio in a box) -- specifically the 16 track hard disks like the yamaha aw1600, korg d1600, tascam 2488, roland etc. all around the $900 - $1200 range Using only quality mics, a decent room, a good set of ears & experience, no other external equipment or effects (just what is available in the machines), what kind of quality can you expect? Air-Play quality? Good enough to sell to the public? Good enough to get noticed by an A & R guy? Good enough to impress your friends? Not that much better than the 8-track cassette? Or, how about this... Let's take the same musicians and record the same song with the same mics and in the same room using two different methods. One song would be recorded with the 'real' studio equipment, and one with one of the $1000 DAWs. Would the average person be able to tell the difference between them, and if so, how dramatic are the differences? I'm mostly interested in the abilities of that segment of recorders overall, not so much whether korg is better than yamaha etc.... (I'll start that thread later.....when I'm closer to buying one!!!!!!! ) thanks!!!!