I'm new to this forum, and intend to start recording in the next 6 months or so. I'm looking @ the Zoom 16 or 24. I don't know much about recording, other than I'm tired of paying a studio to do it. My question is that if I go the route of the Zoom, do I need to purchase software as well for mixing? I don't expect it to sound like what the pros have produced for me. I just want to be able to record for my own use and distribute copies to land gigs. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.