I am looking for a semi portable multtrack recorder to record the different bands I am in, and also as a scratch pad for my own ideas...these bands range from 4 4 piece and 6-7 piece rock to 15 piece swing bands.... How does the d1600 compare to other brands by tascam, fostex, etc...? Would I be better off going with a different set-up? like pc based (laptop) system? I know very little about these newer models on the market, my only experience with home recording is using the 4 track systems like the tascam 424 mk II, so any helo, inpout would be appreciated... thanks!!