Hi. I'm new here and new to setting up a recording studio. I've been spending my time mostly in the big studios in the Bay Area. It would save me so much money to just setup my own studio geared for just tracking vocals. I can track the band there, mix on SSL, master there too. I'd like to track in my own place and maybe do some tuning too. The big studios run HD. From reading some of the postings here, I'm leaning towards the following setup: PT Digi 002, Soundelux U99 and either a Neve or Avalon mic pre. Maybe a digi converter too like Apogee?? and of course a set of good monitors. Dunno if I missed something. Anyway, my questions are: 1. Will Digi 002 cut it to run high end mics and mic pres? I need the best quality without purchasing HD. I don't have to use PT although that would make file sharing easy with the big boys. 2. What would be the best mic pre for U99? In the studio I've used C12, U47, and Soundelux U95s with Neve. 3. Ultimately, what would be the best setup for a vocalist studio? Say a budget of 5 to 7K. I have a G4. 4. Is Antares the standard for tuning or are there better products for pitch correction. Thank you. P.S. - My music is R&B/Neo Soul. I use traditional live instruments and vocals are many part harmonies normally. Very thick and warm vocal arrangements.