Whats up everyone. I am in the process of remodeling my home studio. not quite remodeling, more like finally taking the next step. as of now all i have is a Lexicon Omega, some crappy mics and Cubase LE. BUT... i've finally built up the courage to spend a decent amount on stuff. This is my list *And please, this is roughly my price range for everything, save any "you should save up and get this" posts please!!! thank you* but of course... if you have different ideas of what i should spend less on.. and what i should spend more on, dont hesitate. Interface: M-Audio 2626 ($700) Vocal Mic: Shure SM7b ($350) *possibly used as a snare mic* Drum Mics: Shure Drum Mic Package ($400) *Shure Beta 52A and 3 SM57's* Instrument Mics: Shure SM94 ($360) *Also used as OverHeads* Software: CakeWalk SONAR 7 Producer Edition ($500) Monitors: Mackie MR5 (2) ($360) HeadPhones: Sennheiser Sennheiser/ART Studio Headphone Pack ($130) Headphone Extensions: Live Wire HPE325 (3) ($33) Cables: Whirlwind MC20 ten pack ($70) Stands: On-Stage Stands Tripod Stand with boom (3) ($60) Estimated Total: $2,963 i also have read that good pre-amps are pretty important. will the preamps on the interface suffice? or do i deffinately need to get a nice 8 channel preamp - suggestions? Thanks a lot guys, i appreciate any help you give!