The BR-8 does sound good, and it has a lot of nice features, but consider carefully a couple of things before you ditch your cassette based recorder. First, the BR-8 does not have a lot of inputs. Second, if you are planning to record on all 8 tracks, you'll only be able to record a few minutes of music on a Zip drive. Don't expect the thing to happily record your band for an entire set. You would have to swap Zip drives between every song!
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