does not play 96kHz files:
20GB for AU$400 here:
analog mic pres to digital spdif output
JNC has “voice recording”
Neuros records to HD from fm, line in or internal mic
digital format converters incl spdif adat etc, but nothing to combine spdif to a single adat
cantar-x crazy mutha.
Boss BR-532 records to smart media. can be battery powered.
maybe some of these portable 4-track recorders would be useful:
m-audio firewire 410 does 2 mic preamps and 4 ins for b/w $700 - $1000 AU.
… and even the more expensive 1814 only has dual preamps.
Sound Devices 744T does portable 4ch recording for US$4250
Maybe can hire gear in Sydney?
At Metroscreen, even for portable dat, hire costs over $100 a day.
Zaxcom has portable multichannel hd recording gear (with soundfield conversion options) at $10,000
Some other solutions here (with shocking web design!):