TASCAM DP-008EX by 362343
Sound Quality: Excellent 16 bit audio recording. Has some rudimentary insert effects (EQ, Comp, De-essing), send reverb and mastering tools - EQ, Comp/Limiting & Normalizing. I've used the limiting feature on my tracks, and I'm pretty happy with the sound quality.
Ease of use: Dead simple to use. You'll be up and running in no time.
Features: A very simple easy to use tools with what you need to make decent sounding music at home without the need for a computer. It doesn't offer too much compared with the other 8 track recorders such as the Boss BR-800 or Zoom r8, but is the most straight forward and easy to use.
Bang for the Buck: At $219 CDN + $10.00 for the adapter, you'll be hard press to beat this. This was cheaper than my bottom of the line Tascam 4-track cassette recorder from the early 90's. It has everything you need in the box to get your music playback ready. The only thing I use my computer for now is converting the Wav's to MP3's and posting my tracks.
Highly recommended. A very focused, straight forward, 8-track multitrack recorder