Ok heres the deal for the past few months we have been recording on an old tape deck of mine, just to hear ourselves. However, this is rather poor quality and it is hard to hear things clearly. We are looking into 2 options. 1. Get a digital or cassette recorder(we looked at the Fostex MR-8 and the Boss BR-532 we are willing to spend no more then $500), but right now alls we want to do is hear ourselves we are not looking to do tracks quite yet. 2. Is my guitarist has a nice mini disc player and we were thinking of getting a good mic for that and recording off of it. What is the better option? As I said right now we just want to set up a mic and record at practice we want something good quality but it doesnt have to be great. We dont plan on doing a demo for at least a year, so could we even use a digital recorder for this use? And also what equipment would you recommend for either option?