Hey Guys, How's it goin? I've been reading some of the advice on this forum and believe it to be of a particularly high quality so I'm sure I'll find the answers I need right here. I'm 30 years old, Irish, based in Dublin, Ireland and I'm about to quit my full time job as a software engineer to embark on the career I should've began 7 years ago. I'm opening a recording studio. I realise that besides the obvious considerations of location, acoustic properties of the premises and whether or not I'm stone deaf, the next most important component of the studio is going to be the gear. Over the last 6 months or so I have read every spec and data sheet, every white, blue, green and pink paper, every schematic, every brochure, every information pamphlet, every discussion thread, every web advertisement about microphones, monitors, signal processors, outboard, onboard and cup-holders for under your board, control surfaces, DAWS, SAWS, Pres, modules, sync units, HD Drives,plug-insand heard every opinion from Joe Bloggs, John Doe, Mary Poppins and little Johnny from down the street! To be honest, I was a touch overwhelmed. But I finally (after much procrastinating) settled on a final Kit List which I will be travelling to The States to pick up in mid June. What I would like to ask of yourselves is do you think it is sufficient to start my studio. I should mention here that I do have experience in analog studios from 10 years ago and while fully digital studios were around, they were few and far between because of the financial restrictions of the time. The purpose of the studio will be (to begin with) recording demos for local bands, just 2-3 day jobs that I can turn around quickly and jingle and signiture tune work for radio and TV. Am I missing some integral piece of gear which will make it difficult for me to begin operating relatively quickly? Thanks Guys, look forward to hearing form you, 1 x Digidesign Control 24 1 x Digidesign HD 2 system 2 x Digidesign 192 i/o's 1 x Pro tools 6.01 1 x Logic Audio 6.0 1 x Glyph HDD (2 x 73GB, 10,000 rpm, DVD-R, 50Gb tape backup) 1 x Waves Platinum for TDM systems 1 x Pair Earthworks Sigma 6.2's 2 x Earthworks SR77's 1 x Neumann TLM103 1 x Millennia Media Origin 1 x Lexicon MPX-1 1 x MOTI MIDI Timepiece AV 1 x Furman PL-Tuner-E tuner Power conditioner and spike protection 1 x Roland v-drum system 1 x Roland XV-88 workstation 2 x 20" Formac TFT displays 1 x Apple Mac G4 1.42Ghz Dual I already have: 1 x Spirit 20:2 (Stereo Pair) analog mixer 1 x Emu ESI 32 Sampler (8 MB ROM) 1 x Yamaha CS1-X synth 1 x Boss SE 50 FX (Display is shot) 1 x D4 drum module (display is shot, Damn those power spikes!!) 1 x Sony MDX 4 track minidisk recorder (no digital i/o, what a waste of money!) 1 x pretty slow PC running Logic 5.2or somthing 1 x dinky little mini compressor. Noisy as hell. a bunch of sm58's and miscellaneous cables.