I'm looking into some new gear in my quest to get that full, bright, balanced, "expensive studio" sound. Mainly I record instrumental stuff: keyboards, sampled drums from my MPC-4000, direct bass, and miked guitar. I never record more than 2 tracks at a time. There's so many choices as far as preamps, channel strips, EQ and compressors, it's really hard to choose what to buy. Especially when only Focusrite has MP3 comparison samples on their website comparing their "platinum" series gear. Let's say I wanted to spend $3,000.00 What gear would give me the most bang for my buck? Blow it all on an Avalon AD 2022? Buy two Focusrite ISA 220 Session Packs? Buy Focusrite TwinTrak Pro + a EL7 Fatso?