For many years, I have recorded my Wind Ensemble with multitrack cassettes and then DATs. It seems time to move into the 21st (or even at least 2oth) century. However, I start looking at the different options and get completely overwhelmed, not being familiar with the current trends. I am fairly pleased with the Shure SM 81 mics we have, but to go into what? A hard disk recorder? A laptop? A memory stick? We need some editing capabilities, slight effects, balancing, etc. We typically record in different locations, so it needs to be semi-portable. I realize this is very wide subject and I do apologize. But, any help would be appreciated, even if just a general direction standpoint.