I’ve just gone and purchased a recorder- a Sonosax SX-R4. A rare second hand example came up and I thought I couldn’t really miss the chance to get it.
It may be small but can record up to 8 channels on HDD, plus a 2 track mix on CF card. It’s also got 4 excellent Sonosax preamps (the same as in my 3 channel mixer), although less precise control over LF cutoff points.
I’ll be looking to make some additions to it in time, I still need to make up cables for timecode and the accessory port, so I can use the digital in. And I’d like to use a passive mixer to allow greater control of my mix, feeding that back into the M32 mix bus. I think I’ll look into putting one together myself. There’s also a serial bus in the accessory port – I’ve sent Sonosax an email to see what that can do (possible remote commands?).