First up,..hello folks,...And what a great find this site is I'm looking to buy a stand-alone digital multi-tracker that can handle 16 simultaneous mics as I play large drum kits amd want to close-mic as much as possible. I've been quite interested in the Yamaha AW 2400, and I've been told that with the 8 1/4" jack analog expansion card, this is possible ? I've also had a look at the Korg DX 32 and the Roland VS 2480 cd, but I've had conflicting answers from the company support boffins as to whether these machines can deal with 16 track recording,... I'm looking to use mainly dynamic mics, ( MD 421s II for toms, AKG D 112 for b/drums, SM57s, and a couple of overhead condensers requiring the phantom power ). Can anyone advise me on this ?.... Cheers,.... Dan.