Very Cool Multi Track Recorder
First of all, it did take a bit of trial and error to get the hard drive I have working. It's about a 5 year old 250GB Western Digital USB hard drive,. I ended up reformatting it from the LR-16. Once that was done I ran TRS cables from the insert jacks (and group out jacks for stereo channels) from my 16 track Yamaha analog mixing board. Then I balanced the mixer levels as best I could for all the band instruments (guitars, bass, drums, keys, sax, vocals) and hit the record button on the LR-16. We played and it recorded. Then I brought the hard drive over to my laptop, fired up Cubase (DAW), and imported the tracks into Cubase. They show up on the hard drive as 16 separate .wav files which import nicely into Cubase. I adjusted mix levels, EQ'd and added a few effects in the mixdown and ended up with a decent recording. That was my first use of this thing. It worked!!
The only negatives I see with this is the housing is kind of a cheap plastic box and the display is primitive. However the menus are intuitive and well layed out.
It works great for what our band needs. A quick way to record live multitrack at our practices. We can then hear what we sound like collectively and individually and make improvements. We can also do overdubs and make demo recordings.