For those musicians out there, the Zoom R8 provides a convenient, all-in-one solution to recording music on the go. The Zoom R8 functions as a recorder, interface, controller and sampler. Useful as a sketch pad, it plays back up to 8 tracks and can record 2 tracks simultaneously. Hook the unit up to your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) and use it as a mixer.
The R8 comes with a 2GB SD card, includes 500mb of drum loops and supports up to 32GB SDHC cards. Running off 4 AA batteries and weighing less than 2 pounds, take the unit anywhere you go and capture your inspiration whenever you want. Retails for $299.