This is one of my favorite portable recorders. While it is fairly large to be considered portable for most, it has everything you need for recording (minus cables of course). It is equally at home in a studio.The built in effects are very usable, and the track organization is incredibly simple. This machine is the perfect plug-n-play device for anyone with any amount of recording experience. It is super user-friendly and sturdy to boot. I recommend the DP-24SD for anyone looking to do any sort of recording.