Hey everyone, nice forums, glad to be here. I apologize for the somewhat long post, but I'd really appreciate some help. Background of my question: I'm the head A/V Tech where I work, and recently the company I work for wanted to get into recording (primarily lectures from seminars). Great- easy enough- the original plan was just to record and give the raw file to a studio who would do the mastering.....But once they heard the first recording, they pretty much want to record everything now, and do the editing/mastering in house (since over an average seminar we will have roughly 15 hours of speaking x 2 seminars a month=30 hours of mastering a month=$$$ at a studio). I have absolutely no experience in mastering audio. SO, my question is- how do I best go about this??? My plan thus far has been to purchase ProTools HD 7.4, and get a decent audio restoration plugin and a good EQ plugin. (Algorithmix are top on my list) Then edit everything from a laptop. Because the seminars are mostly in hotels and resorts, the acoustics of the rooms are generally bad to horrible with lots of audience noise. Setup: For the live sound the mics are Countryman e6i's through Aphex 230s, into a Mackie Mixer. Everything is being recorded on a Sound Devices 722 (small, easy and tough). So to start off the sound is pretty decent. Will a combo of ProTools, reNovator, and a nice EQ be enough to produce good quality tracks for eventual production onto CD? Is this overkill? What other software should I look at? (Lastly, I'm trying to keep the budget quite low, and the reality is that this is only spoken word/VO stuff, but I would like to have the ability to remove noise effectively) Thanks!