Hi all, new guy here. I know nothing at all about digital recording, but would like to get a recorder soon. So I've got a few questions: 1) Are all recorders compatible with all others? My buddy has a fostex mr-8 if he burned a cd could I pop that in another brand recorder and record on that? I'm talking about the under $1,200 korg/fostex/boss type. 2) what do all tje numbers mean? 24 bit, etc? And what does the 16x mean when referring to a cdrw drive? Thanks a million for any responses! I don't have a clue about this.