Guys, I have $7000 to revamp my front end. It has been a small project studio. I am looking to purchase a good mic pre, converter, and cables. My question is, what will need to be replaced in my chain in order to connect to the mic pre and converter? I record only vocals (R&B). I make the instrumentals using a MPC2000xl, 3 sound modules, and a midi controller keyboard, routed through an older Yamaha MD8 mini disk recorder (I only use the mixer), into a Delta 66 soundcard. Items I am purchasing are: Sebatron 2 channel pre -- $1200 Apogee 2 channel converter --$1000 Rode K2 -- $600 UAD DSP card -- $1200 Will I need a new soundcard to use the converter or can I use the Delta 66's SPIF. Should I keep the mixer or is there a better way to run the sound modules into the converter? Any additional gear suggestions for my chain are welcome. I still have $3000 available. I already have acoustic treatment, Samplitude, and decent monitors. Thanks for any help you guys can give.