Hoping to spend about $3,000 + or - This is for a home recording basic set up, with hopes/dreams of building upon it. I would like to be flexible and able to record a variety of instruments. I've been researching for awhile now and feel like this fits my budget and needs. I want the things I do buy to be able to be used in the future, as much as possible. My set up would need to be as mobile as possible because I will be moving spaces in the future and would like to be able to use different spaces if need be. Just seeing if I can be talked out of some of these things to get a final list. Mics - Rode NT5 mp, K2, shure drum mic kit (I currently have a sm57, beta 87a which I need to get rid of, nt1a) M-Audio 2626 ( I want at least 8 xlr ins) Furman PL8 Avalon U5 Built 2x4x6 oc703 panels made...more needed Good cables - instrument, mic, monitor etc Protools 9 Mackie MR8 monitors - key here is budget...need upgrade for future. Mic stands - I need stands that will last...the onstage mic stands I've used have seemed that they wouldn't/haven't stood the test of time...any suggestions here? Cases cases cases. I want to take care of everything as well as I can. 1 TB external hd...not sure on this either Lunchbox + a mic pre. I don't feel like I need this at the moment because my space for mixing and recording wont be as ideal as I would like and feel like if I should focus more on sound treatment and get that figured out before I spend another good chunk of cash. I'm excited to test out these oc703 bass traps I'm building. I already have a few items. MacBook(needing RAM upgrade to 4G), sm57, beta 87a, couple boom mic stands, rode nt1a, lr baggs para di and lots of instruments for use. I'll list more if I think of anything, but this is what I've been looking at for the most part.