Digital recorders are powerful standalone tools that allow you record, edit, and mix tracks without a computer. However, if using computer becomes necessary, these recorders are able to connect when needed - you'll be able to save your work to external media (such as an SD/SDHC card), export files through USB, or both. American Musical Supply carries digital recorders from top brands in a variety of sizes, channel counts, and form-factors. Varying combinations of 1/4', XLR, 3.5mm, and MIDI inputs are available, so be sure to factor in how many microphones, instruments, and devices you would like to be able to use at once. There are models that are laid out like robust mixing consoles, complete with familiar faders, knobs, and switches. Others are more portable in size (similar to a tablet or laptop) and can easily slide into a backpack or gig bag for easy, no-hassle use.