Hi there, this is my first post. I am building a new studio. Baiscally I'm lucky to have a spare house untill May. In this house there is a large bedroom and a small boxy type room. I am looking to turn the large room into a recording room and I don't know about the box room yet. For ease I was thinking of mixing in the large room also since most of the recording will be solo stuff. I currently have a budget of 0 but I want to take time and build this up slow and will be able to purchase most things pretty soon. Left over from an old recording machine I have, a pc, an M-Audio 2496 sound card. Line 6 toneport, guitars and amps etc. And Wharfedale 2.1 Monitors. I am unhappy with any sound I get from this equipment so I want to upgrade everything to more pro gear. My main purpose will be to record my own album and I plan to use what I've got to get rough demo's of the tracks by Christmas. While adding gear to start properly recording after christmas and mixing about march. So plenty time to get the money for the gear etc. Sorry for the long opst but here's what I was looking for help on. I have no in studio experience so don't really know all the great gear and so would like you guys to recomend what I should get. Price isn't a huge issue but I don't really want to spend more than 600 on any one item. Though my main requirement would be to record 12 inputs at the same time (not often though) into a mixer and into cubase 4. So I'm looking for a mixer, an audio interface, any relevant converters, pre amps, mics and anything I'm overlooking. Thanks for your time.