I got the Zoom MRS-1044 a coupla months ago, and the recording/mixing/demoing aspect of it looks great! My biggest joy is the 255 rhythm bass/drum patterns to practice with, and put in leads/fills to, which can be used separately from the recorder, which is my main use for now. There's a bunch of effects, and like the patterns, can be edited. The unit has move/paste/redo--10 tracks with 10 virtual tracks; bounce; full mixer. I don't know anything about high-end recorders, but this unit is awesome to me! Now I'm heavily into computer jamming and recording, and just can't get enough of virtual instruments and studios and software!