Hey, I'm new to the forum. I've been looking for a place to find some opinions and suggestions as to the track I'm on for setting up my studio. This seems to be a good place for it, so here it goes. I'm basically just putting together a small little studio that I can make decent recordings with myself. I live in an apartment right now and move fairly often, so I'm somewhat limited as to how carried away I can get. I'm also a student right now, so a small budget also limits that as well. This is the gear I've got so far... -Yamaha 7piece drum kit - in my parents crawl space -Yamaha acoustic guitar -Imitation SG electric guitar -Vantage fretless bass -Mesa Dual Rectifier -Marshall JCM 900 4x12 cabinet -M-Audio Keystation 49e midi controller -Apex 950 dynamic mic -and a fairly nice computer loaded with some good software, but not that great of a soundcard This is what I'm hoping / planning on adding to it... (in the near future) -Tascam US-122 -Apex 435 condenser mic or Studio Projects B1 condenser mic -DI box -Decent pair of studio headphones (a little down the road) -studio monitors -shure sm57 -preamp -line6 guitar pod Not including the stuff I want to buy down the road, once I buy the other stuff I figure I'll have a fairly mobile small studio that I can make pretty good recordings with. I have some VST instruments, so using the midi controller I can get away with not being able to mic a drum kit (and save some money opposed to having to). I figure I can hold off on the preamp and just use the phantom power on the tascam audio interface for powering the condenser mic. Anyhow, opinions on if you think this seems like a good set up or not, or if you have suggestions on things to change/add, all are welcome. Any help in reassuring me I'm making the most of money with these purchases or suggestions on a better way to would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot for the help.