I don't really have a need for something that's intended for large projects at this point. This piece of equipment will be used for me to start putting together some basic rhythm tracks and as a learning tool. I would like to stay around the $500.00 or less price range but I would not be opposed to spending a little more if a specific product was a much better deal. I don't see me doing a lot in a band type setting for a while so that's not an issue. Also, the main person that I exchange ideas and jam with has a Roland VS1824CD. It will probably just be the two of us at the most unless we happen to meet another person that we feel connected to. It would be nice if I had some method of documenting my ideas. It's getting hard on both of our ears with me attempting to sing the harmonies & melodies that I come up with! LOL! Four of the 'Portable Digital Recording Studios' have caught my eye and they are the: Boss BR532 Korg PXR4 Zoom PS02 Tascam Pocketstudio 5 The Boss seems to be a favorite in this forum but I also saw that a couple of Fostex models were frequently mentioned. Ease of use is very important to me but I would also like a good amount of useful features. The Boss is at the top of the list right now. Are there any other better options that I should consider? Thanks!