Here's my situation: I have an amateur "studio". It is based around the following stuff: Roland 2480 hard disc recorder Mackie VLZ 1202 mini mixer Tannoy Reveal Actives w/ Tannoy subwoofer Studio Projects C1 AKG D112 2 Oktava MC012's AGK 3000....something or another (forget the model name) bunch of SM57's few SM58's other random mics that come and go So....pretty modest gear. I work exclusively with a pop band named Omnisoul. They're all very talented and sound quite professional. My goal is to record them with a broadcast-quality sound. I have no interest in mastering. My recording would be sent to a proper professional to handle the mastering. I have all the confidence in the world in the song writing and performance ability of the band. I have confidence in my recording and mixing ability. I would like my equipment to catch up with the rest of us.... I don't have the biggest budget in the world, but I would like to put some money into improving the front end of my recording system. I'm thinking attacking the preamp-A/D converter-word clock. I've heard good things about the Avalon M5 preamp, but I know nothing about A/D converters and word clocks. Any recommendations? Or am I focusing on the wrong part of my equipment? Should I be looking at mics first? Monitors? Thanks for the help.