Whats up to the people of the forum. I have quite a detailed question that may take a lot of explanation. If anyone can offer tid bits of info or talk for days, its all good, I just want to be sure I am getting the most of out the equipment I am working with. So here it goes: My equipment: Apple G5 dual 1.83GHZ 1GB RAM MBox2 - ProTools LE 7.3.1 - Bomb Factory Plug-ins Microphones: M-Audio Nova (condenser) AKG Perception 150 (pencil condenser) Shure KSM109 (pencil condenser) Shure Beta 58A (dynamic) Blue "Bluebird" (condenser) M-Audio BX5a Active Studio Monitors AKG K 171 Studio Headphones and of course cables, stands, and all that jargon. With that being said, I am gonna just list my questions and if you have time to answer them, I really appreciate your time, and if not it's all gravy baby. 1.) What would be the next item(s) you would purchase to develop the quality of sound? 2.) How do I maximize the productivity and quality from my equipment? 3.) Advice on Plug-Ins. 4.) With my currents setup, recommendations of getting the best drum track (Kick, Snare, Hi-hat, Rack Tom, Floor Tom, Ride). 5.) Home Studio volume vs. Commercial Studio volume? I have been at it extremely hard since I got my equipment, so don't think I am not doing my homework. I have reference guides, dvds, and all kinds of other "helpful" material, but I haven't found anything that pertains 100% to my system. I appreciate any helpful hints, ideas, or suggestions. Thanks.