Artists use this
Yes! an olderr HD Recorder that is really good!
I have used the Mackie SDR 24/96 for years. Its pretty bombproof. Singular drawback today is the HD interface is IDE and while those drives are out there they are getting harder to find. A typical 100Gb hard disc will record huge amounts of data and recordings even though Mackie said it would not!
I/O is either 25 pin D Types or Lightpipe (which I use) to the recording desk.. all completely silent.
It can be reasonably hard to back up the projects you complete. I tend to keep drives with the projects on rather than messing around trying to back things up. The HD simply slides in with a caddy which by now are also getting pretty less common.
The unit CAN record at 96Khz but then divides the track count by two so for one of these in 96Khz mode you get 12 channels of recording. I have two - one for backup and those cost not a lot if you can find one.
I would not hesitate to get one of these, while its old, there is no messing about with software that changes every time they update it.. the SDR 24/96 is as solid as you will find and never lets me down... rated at 10/10.