I have been in the process of building a home studio for some time now. It will be primarily used for pleasure, but I am very much a perfectionist so quality is extremely important to me. I'm revamping everything and started by getting an IMac. I will be using protools system for the first time so that new to me. I'm in need of an upgrade on my preamp, interface and a great condenser that will fit into my budget which is roughly $2,000-$2,500 Sales guys will try to sell you anything to make commish so I need advice from real people. Interface: PreSonus FireStudio Project MOTU Traveler - (used/great condition - $500) M-Audio Profire 2626 Mics: M-Audio Sputnik Newmann Retro CAD Trion 8000 Preamps: ART MPA Gold (Suggested to change tubes to GT) M-Audio Octane 8-Channel That's what I'm considering, but anything else added is encouraged.