Hi guys, I should have done this earlier but better late than never. For those of you with jam bands, ect and doing home recording, how have you equipped your practice studio? For anyone playing at live jams or gigs, what sort of mixer are you using/have access to? I had to give up the Behringer XR18 I had been using, as a band mate is moving away and someone was going to have to buy his share of the band's mixer. I had opportunity to buy the others out, but due to a bout of "grass is greener", decided to let another band mate buy my share, while I looked for a better unit and used my small but highly reliable ProFX FX8 for personal practice. I considered going with a larger Pro FX (FX22) board or another XR18, but ended up ordering a Presonus AR16, which looks great on paper. The Presonus seemed to offer the best features of both my Mackie and the Behringer I had access to. It offers real sliders and buttons instead of the somewhat iffy tablet control surface, but retained the ability to send multi track to a DAW if I ever got into recording. It even upped the ante with a capability to record the main output straight to an SD Card for a quick and easy way to record practices etc, without having to use a DAW. However, the negative reviews online have me concerned that maybe I made a bad choice, the unit it hasn't even arrived and I'm already having buyers remorse. It seems maybe Presonus cut to many corners on the quality of the physical sliders and knobs and they are not robust enough to handle the treatment I'm likely to put them through in garage and back yard jam sessions in hot, dusty, sweaty outdoor, situations. Conversely, Mackie stuff is known for handling those situations problem free for years but the ProFX units in my price range lacks the ability to send each track to a DAW. After a lot a frustration, I got the Behringer to work reliably at my house, but I never got to try it in a traveling situation, so I don't know if I'd be as happy with it on the road. The only concern wiht the XR unit is dropping the wireless connection. I was able to find a 100% reliable solution for my home studio but that was going through my home network which I obviously can't take with me. The XR18 does have a large following doing shows with it and they seem content that it works well if you set up a remote router for it, but I never got to test that aspect. So now I'm leaning towards sending the Presounus back un opened, and having them ship a Behringer or Mackie ProFX22.