I have a question to all (and Didier, it would be very nice of you especially, if you could give me an answer,please, because you seem to be so competent): A seller in a music-shop told me, that it would be possible to connect my mixing console (Phonic AM220) to the mic-input of the edirol R09. I should go out of the main output (which is 6mm clinc), there are adapters with one end 2 of the 6mm clinc and the other end with one stereo mini-clinc 3,5mm. With such an adapter I should connect the main output of my mixing console with the extern mic-input of the edirol. So, I could use extern condenser mics (like the Neumann KM 184 for example) also with the edirol. Another possibility would be to connect the two condenser mics with the XLR-inputs of the Zoom H4, which has such inputs, without having a mixing console between the mics and the digital recorder. Or I could connect the mics to the mixing console and then connect it with two normal 6mm clincs to the XLR-inputs of the Zoom H4. The Zoom H4 has a good phantom power of 48 V, the Edirol has only a small phantom power of nearly 3 V or so, so you can´t connect extern condenser mics without puting a preamp between the mics and the Edirol I think, isn´t it? But there are extern stereo mics, you can connect to the Edirol (but this is not, what I want, I want two condenser mics, I think the Neumann KM 184.) All this is so confusing. What do you think, it´s the best?