I'm a musician who is putting together a home studio for demoing and possibly recording a 4 piece rock band. I've never used anything outside of a portable 4-track casette studio by myself, but have spent time in a pro studio recording an album. I got a very nice deal on a PC-based Protools LE system with a digi 001 which I'll be setting up in an insulated, mid-sized basement space. I'm now looking for some microphones and wondering: a) what are some options that could get me started that I won't outgrow for micing vox, guitars, bass and drums. I'll be looking to shop around for slightly used or good deals on new gear and spending $500-$600. b) do I still need a pre-amp if I have the digi001? I'm thinking yes and wonder what will give me a nice, warm sound for a reasonable price. c) Should I consider getting any other outboard equipment like a mixing board? I'm told that the A/D's in the 001 aren't that spectacular. I'm new to the digital world and bought the LE system because the price was definately right and I wanted to get started. I don't want to initiate a digital vs. analog flamewar here, but working with what I already have, how will I be able to warm up the sound of my recordings? Tubes somewhere at the front-end? Where? Mixing? Any tips? Thanks in advance.