I just got a new job and want to re-build my setup and do it right this time. I'm looking for an analog console and have been looking at the Ghost. It's really tempting, but I just wanted to see if there is anything comparable, but for a little less money. I know that the Ghost is a great board, but dropping about $6500 is a kick in the pants when I don't record for a living. What do you guys think....my goal is to go into an analog console...then into nice converters, then record to hard drive. Then I'd come back out of the hard drive and mix analog to get the use out of the console EQ, sends/returns, and so forth. I'd use my software to correct phase and do some edits , automation, and maybe some effects, but I'd be staying out of the box and in analog for the majority of the time. Any ideas for me? Maybe I should just get a nice front end of converters and preamps?? I'm building a lot of outboard gear and I don't want to have to be constantly worrying about latency going back into the box.