Hello all. I just found this great forum while trying to help a friend that wants to build a voiceover studio. I work at a post house and have higher end gear and I'm not too knowledgeable of the gear he is aiming for in his budget ($5K to $8K) Basically he wants to have a simple but professional sounding setup that can record 2 microphones at a time max. I've told him to buy or build a good small VO booth like a whisper room. I'm currently considering the following equipment list for him: - PC-based (his tech guy that will maintain the room is more of a PC guy) - ProTools LE - Mbox2 Pro ( not sure if there are better alternatives like M-audio?) - Two AT-4040s (would really love some suggestions as I love using my Sennheiser 416 for voiceovers and would love to find something affordable that sounds like it - maybe the RODE NTG-2?) - Grace 101 Pre-amp (is this really needed or are the MBox Preamps adequate?) - Headphone amp - Old cheap Mackie mixer for monitoring & extra inputs - KRK 5s monitors (open to suggestions) - Headphones - I like the Sony MDR-7506 but there might be better choices out there What do you think? Would especially like any warnings on the choice to use a PC. I use a mac and have no experience with ProTools on a PC.