I am attempting to move towards a stand-alone recording unit. Must have 8 ins to record at once and must have at least 16 tracks (all i can really justify funding). But first, I have a stupid n00b question about stand-alones. Can each input be recorded to its own separate track while simultaneously recording. I.E., 8 in, 8 record at once but each of the 8 recorded on its own separate track. Please forgive if this question is below the minimum S-A Recording IQ. But I will risk life, limb and public humility to find out. I'm mulling over a Boss BR-1600 and a Yamaha AW1600. Both are at the top end of my budget and both can do the work from scratch to finished CD, sans computer.