Hi all, I am in the process of setting up a mobile recording studio/control room in the back of a van to record live rock bands. This will be primarily used as a tracking studio. Control room in back of van has been sealed and soundproofed (as best as can be) and leaves me with dimensions of 7'6" (l)x 5' (w) x 4'3"(h). Yes, I'll probably use a low chair! I have a Mac G5 to use for now, but will probably upgrade in about 12 months. Total budget for gear is about $15k. I have sourced a Whirlwind 24 channel splitter stagebox and snake to run out to the van on the street. I have decided on an Audix DP-Elite 8 mic pack plus a few SM57s and 58/Beta58s, but when it comes to the software, interface, studio setup, etc I am still undecided. Pro Tools is my preferred software, but I can't afford an HD setup. LE may be an option as I am essentially just tracking with this studio. I was wanting a 24 channel control surface, but I have been googling for about a week and not really found anything in my price range. Maybe two 12 channel or three 8 channel control surfaces are more likely. If anyone has any suggestions for software, interface/s, control surface/s, any other outboard gear and near-field monitors to the value of about $8k it would be appreciated. An API 3124 is of interest, but I don't think I'll have the funds. Also, I have not worked in such a confined space of a control room before so I have no idea which monitors will work best. I have used Tascam VL-X5s before, but might take a set up if unless you think money is better spent elsewhere. I know it is a big ask and have not really given much specific info. I have a recording opportunity coming up in a few weeks and am trying to see if I can get this set up for then. Any thought would be appreciated! Cheers, Matt.