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Thread Standalone Digital recorder VS Computer recording??

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1 Standalone Digital recorder VS Computer recording??
In an attempt to set up a half decent Digital Audio workstation I’m getting bogged down trying to get my controllers to control VST devices without latency and getting Sonar, Cubase and Reason figured out. I realized that perhaps I should go the simpler route of getting a standalone recording device.

I have a Behringer 2222, going in to it I have two keyboards, a couple of Pods for guitar and bass, the computer for Groove Agent Drums and a tube preamp, Mic and effects for vocals. All in Stereo

Can anyone suggest a stand alone digital recording device that can record all these in Stereo (assuming I wont need a unit with a mixer serring I have the Behringer)…

I wouldn’t mind spending less than 1000$

I guess I’d need about 16 Tracks…a couple of used ADAT’s?, is there anything similar out there that I can lokk for on Ebay?
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I can tell you from experience that if you have ADAT's in mind, definitely go the extra mile to get 24-bit decks. Bounce a track once on a 16-bit deck and it's easy to hear the artifacts.
Samo
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Personally, I'd stick with what you're doing. Get it worked out. Any standalone solution you come up with will sacrifice the flexibility and editing capabilities of a computer based recording solution. You'll be glad you did in the long run.

Also- I wouldn't record everything in stereo. You mix will wind up sounding like mush if you do. The only thing I record in stereo is drums from my sound module. Everything else is recorded as mono tracks from which I create a stereo final mix using judicious placement of pan, reverb, and delay to create a stereo soundstage.
The Axeman (##(===> Cuts From My New Blues CD