So, I'm looking at stationary recorders for under $1200. The sick li'l studio which is looking to make this purchase already has a mixing board and a bunch of mics. I don't have a laptop to bring in, so I need for them to have a recorder. My plan is to use this studio mainly for vocal recording, I'll be playing the music on headphones or speakers... it'll be on speakers because i don't like singing with headphones on. Now the manager of the studio (this is the student-run radio station at the college I go to) thinks we ought to go with a recorder that has a built in CD burner "for the old people" who want to walk out with a playable copy of their recording in hand, but it's not very important compared to sound quality. I've been looking at: the Alesis Masterlink 9600, the Tascam HR-R1 or SS-R1 (until I read Remy's suggestion that Tascam sounded like poo), the Marantz PMD 570, and others. ...any suggestions? A flash recorder will be better than a hard disk recorder, right? Thank you so kindly.