I am getting ready upgrade my front end (or maybe just add to it). I'm looking to get the best possible vocal chain as funds allow. Here's the scoop: Currently have: TLM-103 (also have an at4033) into A-Designs mp-2 into Lucid ad9624 into RME soundcard. Looking to either add a new mic: at4050, 4060, u195, or CharterOak SA538 (the laters requiring more saving) Or... Add another channel of preamplification in the form of Hardy m-1 or me-1nv. What do you think? Am I way off basis here? Should conversion be upgraded before any of the others?