I have an mAudio Delta 1010 and a Windows ME computer, and I'm having trouble with "glitches" in the tracks. They sound like "pops", and it seems they happen during the recording phase. I've been told by several people that this problem is common to computer based recording systems (ie it's not just because of the rotten ME operating system). So my thought was, to go to an external stand-alone hard disk recorder. I don't want to use tape of any kind. I need unlimited tracks, and ideally there would be some kind of a built-in mixer with EQ and the like. The whole reason I got the computer recording system in the first place was to be able to do the edits "quickly", and that part of it works beautifully. However, I don't want to spend ten thousand bucks for a ProTools system at the moment, although I do need the capability of recording 8 tracks simultaneously (mainly for the drum tracks). Is there a good stand alone hard disk recorder that meets these requirements? 8 or more simultaneous tracks for recording, unlimited tracks for storage and playback, some way of conveniently backing up the tracks, and ideally a built in mixer with EQ and powerful/convenient editing capabilities? If the mixer/EQ and editing are too much to ask for, what would be a good hard disk recorder that meets the rest of the requirements? Or, is there some other computer based recording system that's 100 percent reliable, with no glitching, and doesn't cost a fortune?