Re: hard disc recorder vs. computer
Well, the original poster specifically mentioned portability. Plus, if you don't already have a laptop, the cost is considerable - laptop, sound card/device that doesn't suck, maybe an extra hard drive. You can get an 8 track HD recorder for much less, record wherever, and xfer files to your main PC if you want all the fancy stuff. I do this myself and it works out well. I actually HAVE a laptop that has enough balls to record well, but I don't use it that way.