I got myself an Edirol R-09 in Kyoto. It cost about 100 quid less than in the UK! It was used to record the sets posted below. I wanted one for ages just to be able to collect sounds, as I used to do when I first got a portable DAT recorder in 1992. I think it's a pretty cool gadget. The internal mic quality is excellent, although it would be good to have an external one to point at things, and the operating system is easy to navigate, which is unusual for Roland. Here are a couple of recordings what I did: some bells from a Kensington church, and a local train journey on the Osaka to Kyoto line.