I am posting in Pro Audio as I need advice to upgrade my prosumer studio, but I am admittedly still a neophyte to this realm of audio sophistication, so please be gentle. I have a $5000 budget and am looking to upgrade my current gear to do pro studio quality tracking at home, specifically with regards to DI recording- bass guitar, electic guitar, keyboards- one instrument at a time going directly in w/o amping. This way I can record these parts in my studio, then go to a real studio for voice, acoustic guitars, drums, and reamping (don't have good acoustics in my space). I am not sure what's the best equipment to buy for my budget, and am hoping you all can help. My hypothetical gear list: 1) Rosetta 200 2) Grace Design m201 or an ADL 600 (or anything else you might suggest) (would like to be able to record stereo guitar effects from my Boss GT-8 effect pedal) 3) Mobile Symphony Card (as good as a PCIe Symphony card? any sound quality loss?) 4) DI box? (like the Grace m201 as it has a DI input) I would also like to have flexible equipment in the sense that I might be using it for film work as well, including possible field recording and surround sound 7.1 mixing and scoring. Maybe I should upgrade to a Rosetta 800? My current equipment list is as follows: CURRENT GEAR: Macbook Pro 2.4 w/ 4 gigs of Ram Logic Studio 8 Onyx 1220 Firewire mixer (actually like these preamps, but the firewire card converters stink IMHO) Dbx 166xl Boss GT-8 Sansamp Bass DI Genelec 1030A (pair) Furman PL-PLUS Series II Godin LGX IYO, can I still use the preamps on the Mackie 1220 and run them into the Rosetta? (if need to record more than 2 channels) Or will it weaken the quality of the signal chain since they are not PRO preamps? Should I just sell it? Any and all advice is greatly appreciated.