Thanks Jon, that's great info. What I decided to do was something all together different and get her a Zoom Palm Recorder. None of this compression stuff. Solid state, none of this silly tape thing. Compact flash cards. It only gives you 17 minutes with the supplied card, but for the stuff she wants to do it's plenty and we can always get more/bigger cards. Mark Sottilaro On Monday, September 23, 2002, at 03:07 PM, Jon Wagner wrote: > Mark- > I did a head to head comparison of MD and DAT recording (same room, > band, > and mic) and I can REALLY hear the difference between MD and DAT > recordings.