Hi, I'm new to this forum and was reffered here by a friend. I heard a lot of great stuff about it and I must admit I am impressed how much you can learn from some threads here! :biggrin: I wonder if you could help me choose the gear for my home studio as I am completely 'green' when it comes to this stuff. I've been a vocalyst for a couple of years now but I always used either a prof studio or my friend's home one. Recently I put off some money and thought it would be great if I could lay my vocals at home and just send it to the studio to be mixed and mastered. The budget I got is around $2000 but I am not in a hurry so it will be growing with every month. I am looking for a condenser mic for rnb and rap vocals. A good preamp to it and a mixer (or just a mixer if it consists of a good mic preamp itself) On top of that I think I am going to buy an external soundcard because the integrated one in my laptop is probably not gonna be enough. I only think about recording vocals at home and don't plan upgrading my studio too soon. I am also interested in buying a portable booth. Has anyone used somethingike that before? Is it worth these hundred bucks? Could you please give me any suggestions of the gear you have used before that would fit in my budget and needs? Thanks in advance! It's great to be here and be able to ask you. Cheers!