Hey guys, I'm new to this forum, but after reading 3 or 4 recording boards, this one seems to be the most knowledgable So basically here's my deal, I am tired of my band and other artists having to pay high prices for studios in our area that do half-baked projects. I have had some experience with recording on an 8 track DAW (tascam) and have had some time spent in some protools studios that had high dollar stuff but morons running it. So my question is, with a budget of roughly $2000 and the following items and knowledge in mind, what would be my best options. I'm not picky of brands, mainly best stuff for the price. I will eventually get better stuff as I gain money, but what do I need right now. (IE--if I get a beta 58 as vocal mic for now, i can upgrade later. Or cheap mixer for now, upgrade later) Again, I know what I want to do and a lot about tone, I just don't know what to buy....so everything from mics to monitors. I need to have drum tracks seperate from each other (snare on one, toms on their individual tracks and so on) I have built over 40 PCs and plan to build one specifically for this...so factor that in. I also have 2 SM-57s and 2 SM58s, an 8 channel analog peavey mixer (not good, i know...but can it suffice with other things?)....plus a OC Drums, Marshall and H & K amps, Rickenbacker & ESP guitars and Ampeg bass equipment w/ a fender p bass.