External microphones can record live (not tested)
The backup is on a removable sdram.
The general characteristics are sufficient for home studio use
For me, the strong point compared to competitors.
No need to read the manual, the ergonomics are excellent and everything makes sense. The operations are reduced and the "pots" facilitate physical settings.
The only downside is the lack of "action" for recording. The only disponbibles units are the units of time (minutes, seconds and 10zièmes) damage.
Little breath, gain correct.
I've had it 2 months and I use it all the time for backtracks for live recordings ... it is used as a magneto classic, simple and intuitive.
I had the Boss BR80 which has more features but usability is questionable. The TASCAM DP008 records and returns, there is "only" but it does it well. I recommend it.