i've given up on building a studio with my "business partner" and am going it alone, which changes things for me alot. now i'm limited to less funds, but i have the freedom spend them however i want. so far i have a 002r, an imac g4, atc scm 50asl monitors, some cheap real world reference monitors, a revolution redd 47 pre, and an SM57. i've decided with the 15k i have, i should get: an ldc, a stereo mic/stereo pair a small bunch of dynamics for close micing drums 4 channels of pres for drums stereo pre for my stereo pair at least 8 channels of ad conversion at least 2 channels of da conversion a transperant monitor control unit a stereo di box (let's pretend i'm ok for cables, headphones etc) i have some ideas of my own on which products to opt for, but i'd love to hear what you guys would get if you were ticking off a list like this. (also, where should i buy? who's had good experiences where?) thanks!