Hello all I currently use a Boss BR1200 and have been very happy with it. However, I now want the ability to mic each of my drums+over heads, and the 2 XLR inputs on my current machine wont allow me to do that. That being said, I am at a split decision between the two units previously stated. The advantage of the boss is that I will probably be able to find my way around it better than the roland at first. I mainly use the recorder as an interface, exporting my tracks to cubase or nuendo for mixing and mastering. The goal is to do my band's EP myself. I did all of our pre-production demos on the br1200 and they turned out great for what they are. I talked to the rest of the guys in the band and the general consensus was that if we can get a little better quality out of one of these more advanced machines, then that would be good enough for a DIY EP. So can anyone give me some insight of which machine to get? Or even some other options would great. THanks. (one last question) Isn't boss and roland basically the same company?