I'm trying to start a project/club at the high school where I work and am looking for your advice on an all in one solution for our recording and mastering needs. Basically a stereo (bypassable) mic pre and compressor/limiter for under $2000. My students are mostly into hip hop and rnb. I know people feel that mastering is best done by a third party, and we 'll try to see if we can't get someone to 'donate' their time, but realistically we have to be ready to go it on our own. I've thought about TL Audio gear. I've also considered and then ruled out the Langevin DVC because I hear the compressor isn't really designed for mastering purposes. Also, ideally I'd like the preamp to be strong enough to drive a SM7b Shure dynamic mic. (Suitably rugged for high school students.) Thanks so much!