I have a friend who insists on buying a stand-alone digital multitrack recorder with a separate drum machine and everything and I keep telling him he should just buy recording software for his PC and be done with it. I've used PC recording software slightly more than the stand-alone recorders and I have to say that I prefer the PC stuff waaay more than the alternative. For me there was a huge learning curve I had to overcome but in the end I think it's worth it. You just have more flexibility in my opinion. What do you guys think?