I have a little Tascam DR-07 MK II that I tried out yesterday, and I am not really happy with it. I used the internal twin mics on it yesterday, and I also picked up a Shure Beta 57 last week with the XLR cable, and an adapter to take it down to 1/8" stereo to plug into the Tascam, but it has tons of noise. Sound guy at work says it probably needs a preamp for it. Anyways, I am looking for something of better quality to mic my amps and record directly to to a device. I have been eying the Zoom R16 as of late, and it looks pretty decent as a stand alone device that can handle up to 8 mics. http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/r16 It will also interface with a computer and, and the unit has built in amp modeling and effects, but I am not interested in those since I am mainly looking for a good unit to mic a real amp. It also comes with Cubase LE4 for software. Anyone have any experience with this unit? Something better out there than this for simple home use that I can use the Shure mic with?