I'm working on my home studio right now, and I was hoping to get some input on what the "Must Have" items are in your opinions. I have a Tascam Us-1800 (16 by 4) interface for A to D, Pro Tools 10, various Mics ( one large diaphragm dynamics, several small diaphragm dynamic, and a small diaphragm condenser) mic stands, cables, amps, guitars,a PA, a drum kit, stuff like that. These are mostly things I've acquired over the years from playing in bands, and a few that I bought for recording. Do I have to have a mixer? I'm working in Pro Tools anyways. are there any budget controllers for PT10 that you recommend? what kind of monitors are worth buying? should I save up and buy a fancy mic or preamp like an AKG414 or a Neve or Vintech lunchbox, or is it better to buy a bunch more sm57s so I can track more things at once? Obviously this all depends upon what I'm using the studio for, but I would love to hear people opinions based on their experiences. BTW, this is my first post on the forum, so, nice to meet you guys. Thank!