I have a small project studio and have been slowly (as I'm sure most people do) ramping up my gear. I've been running all my drums and guitars through an Alesis studio 32. When I bought this board I was just getting into tracking and wasnt going to drop $5K+ on a board. Here is the deal - Out of the 16 channels on the board the most Ive ever used at once was 12. I mix everything in the computer and dont route back out to the mixer or dump to tape. So my big question is, what console would be good for me to ramp up to that wont be more than I need but will make an audible difference. Im looking to spend not a dime over $2K at this point. I was thinking of just getting new pre's and continuing to use the studio 32 for its eq - but basically Id like some other options on what to do. Thanks.