All I need is one channel. I only record my own music, and that music involves synth, heavily processed electronic drums, and vocals. My goal is to improve the sound of my vocals. I'm using the StudioProjects C1. My preamp is the Mackie 1202-VLZ Pro. The vocal sound I want is the Thom Yorke (Radiohead) sound. I honestly can sing a lot like Thom, but in the recordings I'm finding that my vocals sound a bit too crisp, especially since I sing a lot of very high notes. I need that Thom Yorke warmth! Okay, here's the catch: I have only about $500 to spend. But I'm only using one channel, so maybe the sound I want is within my reach. This is were Kurt jumps in and says "go buy a Neve or a Great River preamp." Sorry Kurt, but I have to preempt that right now: if I do that, my wife leaves me forever. And she's the only one who really likes my music anyway, so it's just not worth it, my friend! Seriously, any suggestions? Thanks in advance. P.S. Maybe someone (Kurt?) will convince me that I should just save my money until I can afford something better. I'm willing to listen to that advice, but it would be great if you could let me know what item I should be saving for.