Ok so I have been playing instruments for my whole life and I have been playing in few bands. Now studio times and prices are starting to be serious pain in the ass for the band, and an idea of setting up little home recording studio has came up in my mind several times. I have just a little experience in simple garage recording, so your opinions and tips are important. So, to the point. What kind of recording device would be perfect for home recording (low price, at least 4 microphone preamps and an hdd) - FOSTEX MR-8 HD to me seems like a good device, any experience with this device? Also one thing that has always interested me is how to trig drums? I mean, is there a device for that, just a pc, what software etc.. ? If it is just an pc software, can I link pc with Fostex MR-8 HD recorder? Also, which is the best way to record guitars? Straigh through pedal to the recording device or an mic near the amp? (i am talking about an electric guitar sound with distorsion). Hmm, i think that's about it... Thank you!