iknow this is old question, but i cant seem to find the info i need in the archieves. im currently shopping for portable recorder either analog or digital under the price, if possible, $500. ive been using analog for the range such as nagra, marantz pmd, and consumer grade cassette tape recorders. so now im thinking perhaps the M-Audio micro traker may work for the field recording work i do, but concerned it may not provide the range i want. any ideas or any suggestions will be very helpful. most recordings will be field work collecting natural ambiance for film and art projects. thanks for advice.