Yeah ok stupid question i know, but i really have no idea about it. I do know that an A/D converter converts analog to digital or something like that, and that there are various qualities of them. But where do you put these things, and what do they look like? I'm assuming that you need one to record anything, but since i just have a standalone recorder i didn't even take notice of converters. Am i right in saying that you only can choose converters if you have a DAW rig? I just would love a basic run down on what these things are and where they are (ie. in the soundcard??) because i have no clue at the moment. Thanks a lot EDIT : i just looked and my standalone recorder has a conversion rate of 24bit to 64(khz?). what is a good a/d conversion rate?? my one seems pretty low unfortunately..