Hey... I've been a musician for a few years now and I've had a little experience recording and whatnot. However, now I'm looking to expand my capabilities at home in my free time. I made this thread so hopefully get some input on where to go from here. As of now the way I record I patch whatever instruments, mics, etc into a Tascam Portastudio multitrack for it's EQ, and then from there into my computer via a Creative Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro sound card. I use primarily Magix Audio Studio 6 Deluxe, but I also have Cakewalk Sonar 6 producer edition, but haven't gotten around to learning how to use it. Lately I've been recording and working on some songs for a few friends, and I'm considering the potential of setting up a studio to "professionally" record a few years down the road. Aside from soundproofing, etc, what would the bare essentials be for turning a small personal recording set up like mine into a quality studio? I really don't have much of any knowledge of record engineering other than the very basics, so any input is appreciated.