I presume you wish to master your D8's output into 2-track stereo on your PC's hard drive. A 486 would do the job, just about, but I would advise you have at least a 200Mhz processor, not necessarily a Pentium. Also, splashing out on as large a hard drive as you can afford is a must. You should be able to create .wav files easily, and there's some excellent freeware/shareware around on the 'net to help you turn these into, say MP3s. Quite what you intend to do with these files next you don't state, but I presume you would eventually burn them onto CD. Good luck.