johnniespring said: get an 8 track reel and mixer.
THose are nice but cost alot more than a protools rig will run you.
Can't beat the warm analog sound of tape, but atleast with digital you get the same sound your hearing before you record it when you play it back, so no need to record samples to tape and check it, you get what you put into it. Also with protools, you can edit like a muther. And not to mention that you can record some tracks at home and save the session to disk and when you go into a studio, they WILL have protools and you can use some or all of what you have recorded at home in the studio. (Pay to have drums recorded well, then record the rest at home, then go back to the studio and have it mixed)