Although I have experience with multi-track tape recorders, I have never owned a digital recorder but I need to get one. I have no idea which one will do the trick without getting me overwhelmed with the learning curve. Here's how I will use it: To record live band gigs To record my amp in my studio To transfer recordings to my computer I have a Mackie 10 channel amp. I have a couple of 57 mics. etc I just want something simple that will sound great.