I'm thinking of a couple of different methods for recording. To start, most of the recording will be location so I'm interested in portability. The recordings will be quiet source classical ensembles, with some jazz/blues/small rock clubs too. Initially I was thinking of using a separate recorder device ( I can't afford something like the Sound Devices 788T yet link removed ) but am now considering the audio interface option to record via computer. I have never recorded anything before and I'm not expecting to be creating grammy award-winning mixes right out of the gates, so I'm looking for a good place to start with price/quality a consideration, upto $1,000 range. I really like the Sound Devices USBPre 2, but is only 2-channel. That might be okay for me to start but am thinking of 4-channel and for more options. (I've talked to some audio people and am surprised that not all of them have heard of Sound Devices, known for their world class portable units) ( link removed ) Although the price is relatively low on the unit, the preamps used are the same used in their $4400 744T 4-channel recorder ( link removed ) , so am not concerned that sound quality is a problem. Looking at higher count channel units in the $1000 price range, I found the Roland Studio Capture yesterday and want to know if anyone is familiar in using it for recording to computer. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UA1610?adpos=1o1&creative=55225946401&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CPCu6PP_58MCFfRj7AodiX4A8A It's got some nice specs but am wondering about the sound. I've found some videos online, most produced by Roland themselves, but the mix techniques used are definitely off ( sounds like they were trying too much and got a little hyped up) and don't want to use that as reference to what the Studio Capture unit is capable of, or incapable of for that matter. Tracking and Mixing a live band video - The mic the host is using is noisy, but am guessing it's being used through the video camera setup and not the Studio Capture. Music from the band is at 14:00-19:45 , and some track samples throughout. Like the other video, I don't prefer the sound of the mix, but don't know if that's from technique or not. Thanks for any thoughts and reviews!