Long time reader, first time poster... I've checked out some of the FAQ's at the top, but I really couldn't find what I needed. I'm sorry in advance if my questions are stupid... I have a DR 880 and the usual bass stuff. What I'd like to do is record my bass playing with the drum machine. I rarely use my amp (duplex - can't make much noise), so I can run my bass directly into whatever... I've been looking at the TASCAM 8 track digital recorders, but, as I understand it, one can only record two mono signals or one stereo signal at the same time. Obviously I could record the drum machine first and then play bass to it... but I'd prefer just to keep everything plugged in and running rather than having to stop, unplug etc... My question is: is there a simple way one could record the DR 880 in stereo and the bass signal (without routing the bass through the DR 880) using that TASCAM? Am I missing something? If not, could one purchase as small mixer to mix down the bass and DR 880 to a stereo signal and then take that out to the two tracks on the TASCAM? Right now I'm just recording myself practicing and ideas, but I'd prefer to overbuy a little than underbuy and have to repurchase new stuff a year down the road. Thanks for any help!