I just sold my VS880ex and bought the new rackmount version, VSR-880! Boy the extra bit resolution is great ! This is a 24 bit machine, and it is so quiet, even with an analog mixdown deck! I hear a noticable improvement over the older 880, and it's a little easier to use with the external mixer. Maybe one day a digital mixer will be important to me - right now it's just something else that's "Menu driven" that I'd have to learn. YUK! I'll stick with my Mackie mixer for the time being! Check it out - you'll love it!
Everyone, and everything I listen to is my teacher. Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... they are all my private tutor ... 24/7 for free.