I want to thank everyone who responded to my question regarding the portable recorder I was looking for- after reading everyone's suggestions and doing a little research I opted to buy the Sharp 702 from shopping.com. I just received my first secure credit card (what a curious name for a credit card!) and used it right away! I am going to put the md recorder to serious use- personal ideas, rehearsals, gigs, live shows, environmental recordings to use in my music etc. I will look forward to having some new and more thourough offerings on my website soon after!