Hi, first post here! I'm looking to rule in or out a DP-24SD for me with this post/thread. I was looking for a mixer to jam with my synths, drum machine, guitar and effects hardware - looking to get something as cheap as I can get away with that is decent for sound, build quality, usability and any extras. I started off thinking about Behringer QX1620 at £172. Then decided I wanted better quality after reading loads of horror stories. Next I locked in on the Mackie ProFX12V3 for £240ish. I was almost going to buy one but did a bit of a search for similar stuff and then thought about how much recording stereo outs would cost on top, to record any decent jams that turn into something. I have a DAW in the house (new jam area is in the garage) and use FLStudio and loads of VSTs but have recently dug out my old synths (JP8000, SH-09 and a Microkorg) and then connected them up to an old mixer ( Frontline X-8) I had that is a bit noisy. I then realised the JP and the SH are both too faulty to play really (will get them fixed but later) and then bought a drum machine (TR-6s) and a bassline synth (TD-3) and another slightly newer synth (JD-Xi) and made some noise in the garage which was really fun. Still haven't figured out the midi network properly but waiting for an 8x thru box (Keytech MT18E) to arrive and then it should all work better. I had thought about getting a Behringer X Air XR12 or similar but don't like having to have an iPad connected and the lack of proper knobs and sliders although they are probably ideal otherwise. But anyway, back to my last minute pre purchase search for stuff bit - I suddenly noticed the DP-24SD which I thought might tick both live jam and recording boxes plus a few more like superior sound, build and effects for less than the stand alone non portable recorders plus the ProFX12V3. Result! However, no midi. Yes there are workarounds but looks a bit of a faff plus you need another box - either cheap and old or new and £££. I'm a bit warey of old stuff not working properly as above! So now I'm not sure if it will do all I need - to connect my hardware and mix it for live jams and then record the results. If it is suitable then I'll happily get into things a bit deeper with production and recording with it. I really want this to be the device for me but if there is something better for me then I'd better go elsewhere. Should I get the Tascam DP-24SD - £391???! or something else for similar money? Sorry for the wall of text but thought I'd get it all down to help get the best response. Cheers.