there is a scsi output on it (i've been using the dps12 for several years now), and you could install a scsi drive on your computer and dump them that way, but i'm unsure as to whether or not individual tracks go or just stereo, because i've never used the feature.
alas, my greatest beef with my daw is that in order to get tracks on the computer, i run the optical out to my cd burner (a standalone harman kardon) and mix down to cd-r. then i put the cd-r in my comp and load the stereo tracks into soundforge for "mastering."
this is the worst limitation to the dps12--there is absolutely no way to get individual tracks onto your comp without individually putting them on a "middle man" and then loading them all individually in your comp (which i've never even attempted).
the good news is, the preamps are better than a lot of standalones, the eq is actually very good (albeit a bit clunky to get the hang of using, but easy once you do), and it's super-simple to operate (minus the effects, which i still haven't figured out, despite reading the manual a dozen times and spending countless hours trying to get some damn compression or reverb out of it).
so, in a nutshell, yeah--i think you may have bought the wrong thing for modern times. i got mine when they were new in '99, so i have a good excuse.
yea thats what turned me off of this after i had already bid on this. while i did find what i was looking for, a cheap digital recorder, i just got an out dated one.
if i cant get the seller to cancel the transaction i guess i'll just have to either sell it when i get it or but a cd burner and the hard drive and make do.
also is the best way of recording micing the amp? i have been writing a lot of stuff lately and have a ton of ideas and need to get them out of my notebook and recorded but in a way to fit my financial needs.
yeah, mic the amp. The onboard pres aren't bad so you can use those. If you decide you want to use a different pre (outboard stuff), you'll need to get a couple of things. There's a little box I found that's made by Hosa (and probably several others) that will enable you to bypass the onboard pre's. It's been a few years but I remember getting that and the cable to do it. If you're interested, lemme know and I'll call my bro tomorrow and get the details.
Hey Dross...I remember using effects all the time so let me know if I can help. I can dredge it up from the last functioning brain cell.