Hi there. I hear this is the place to come for answers. My band is in need of a recorder. We have a mixer, a smallish to medium sized PA and enough mics to start a store. We are recording in a rather large room (a basement). This is just to record our practices. Is minidisc still used? What about DAT? I was also pointed in the direction of a Roland 840 or 880 or that Tascam 40 gig deal. The budget is baout $500. We would like to stay digital and portable. What is the feeling about anything I've mentioned above? Thanks so much in advance.