I want to start by thanking everyone that contributed to my thread about "speaker emulators". I've gleaned that I need to likely pick up the Palmer unit and a Hotplate, at the very least. I'm looking to assemble a basic, portable recording rig next year at tax return time. I don't really have room to host the musicians I want to be working with, so my rig will have to go to them. I'm debating stand-alone DAWs vs. a new laptop, sortware, and an interface. I have an "alumni" discount at the city's largest music store, so I'm certainly giving the DAWs a great deal of thought. The Korg D1600 mk. 2 is an example of where I'm looking hardest right now. Anyway, as well as the other thread went, I thought I'd see if anyone wanted to weigh in on this. Simplicity is a huge consideration, as my patience for going through hoops just to arm a track is something that swore me off of CuBase forever...if that gives you any idea.