I really need some Good Advice & Help with Planning a Home recording studio. This seems like one of the best forum on the Net for studio setup and gear , so I feel like you guys can Really Help me.. I`m trying to set up a Studio in my Room so I can record music, mix and Master. I know the acoustics in a Bedroom are far from ideal, but I don`t have much choice. It`s either up here, or down in my Hollow, echoing basement. The first and only thing so far that I`ve ordered Online is the Mic. It`s an Audio technica 4033 CL, Link Here: Long & McQuade - Audio-Technica AT4033/CL - Studio Mic I heard good reviews for it`s use in Hip hop, rap, rnb, soft rock, etc So I believe it will suit Me Well. Maybe I am wrong, Lol. But it`s sitting on my desk, so that ship has sailed.. I`m also Planning on ordering Two Krk Speakers, I`ve heard raging reviews and after hours of research am set on them: Long & McQuade - KRK RP-5 G2 Powered Monitor (Next paycheck) Of course I`m getting a Mic stand, pop FIlter, and an XLR Cable for my Mic. But, here is where I am Lost...I am confused about what `Preamp`to get and what Soundcard...or sound interface. I THINK I`ll need both? From what I've researched, I was planning on purchasing This Behringer Mini Mixer with Preamp: Amazon.com: Behringer UCA222 U-Control Ultra-Low Latency 2 In/2 Out Usb Audio Interface with Digital Output And Massive Software Bundle: Musical Instruments . My primary use for my mic is to Record Vocals for Songs. But I would also possibly like the capability to hook up Instruments as well. I Really don't know if what I showed you above is what I need. I don't want a Real Beginner set up I wanna start around the intermediate level If i can. But, I'm not sure if this will even Work. Or even how to hook the mixer up to the sound interface....Lol. Is this an Ideal set up? And if not, is there an audio interface that has a preamp in it Like M-box (I think)..that you would Reccomend? I was looking into protools and Would not mind learning on it. Also, If I get headphones, where Am I going to plug them in? The mixer? If anybody could be humble and help me out I'd really appreciate it, just trying to get this project Off the Ground.