I've decided to start upgrading my touring rack a little bit and one of the things I'd like to add is a decent vocal preamp. I know people say you don't really need it, but it's an option I'd like to have. What I would really like is it to be flexible. This means a decent EQ section, a decent compressor, bonus points for de-esser and of course road-worthyness. I've met engineers that walk around with Red's or Avalons but that's too rich for my blood. Here's what I've been looking at: Drawmer MXPRO 60 (the old MX60 had great reviews for this price range, plus I like the "tube sound" buttons.) Drawmer - MXPRO-60 Front End One SPL Track One MKII (It's SPL!) In short: Sound Performance Lab TL Audio Ivory 2 5051 (Worked on it a couple of times, great tube sound) TL Audio 5051 - Mono Tube Voice Processor Mindprint Envoice MKII Mindprint DBX 376 376 Tube Channel Strip w/Digital Out:: dbx Professional Products These are all in the same general price range, which is around 500-600$.