Hello, I am newly getting into the recording world. I am just a guitar player with no band. I want to record my songs using guitar, vocal, and some other instruments. I needed a something like a multi track recorder that I can record the tracks one by one. For that purpose, I bought a Yamaha AW16G digital audio workstation, a few weeks ago. After reading the manual I recorded a few songs. Unfortunately the sound quality is not as good as I expected. I can not hear very small details in the recorded tracks. Also each added track makes the song more noisy. Here is what I am curious about. Is there any way that I can record the tracks one by one in studio quality without any noise and using NO computer? My budget is around $2000 for just the recording (including having the master streo track). I have effect units which are good enough for me. I just need to record, overdub, punch-in, etc. when listening the other tracks, so I need to control the recording and playback of each track. I listened some audio samples of some other stand alone multi track recorders including Roland's DAW's on sale, (price range $1000-2500). They are not good enough either. Like I said, I don't need any effects or any other attactions on the recorder. I just need clean tracks. Do I really have to use a computer to get a studio quality sound? I don't like to look at the screen and find the small knobs and click and turn them with mouse, when using computer. It also destroys my consentration somehow. But I can use it in very final mix. So what would you suggest? Sould I just buy a converter and connect it to a multi track recorder? Does it make any difference?.. HD recorders??But How do I control the tracks, over dubbing, punch-in etc? Any other suggestions? I'll consider any advice.. Thank you very much.