Recently I have decided to make an attempt at coming up with enough equipment to run a small home studio. As of now I am on a fairly tight budget. I currently have several mics and all the computer/I/O hardware that I need. As for mics I have several sm57s, a d112, a pair of AKGC1000s and a Blue Dragonfly. I need suggestions on what I should do for pre-amps. Should I get a Mackie VLZ or similar and use its pre-amps? I like this idea because of the options before the signal hits the I/O (EQ, etc.) Or should I go with a standalone Pre-Amp, such as the Focusrite OctoPre? As of now I only need 4 seperate mics but I might upgrade later so it might not be a bad idea for overkill on the pre-amp. What do you guys think?