Back in '94 I owned a pretty good analog 8 track studio. I left the industry for a while and am now going to be building a new studio that I want to be as professional as possible, something to really build upon. By September, I will have about $10,000 to work with. I know what I want in mics and most other items, but I would like some advice on which direction to go with a console, outboard effects, and multitrack recorder. Considering the console. I have $1800 to work with. Should I go analog or digital? If I go analog, I was thinking something like a used Mackie 8 bus or a new Behringer MX9000. I would like to eventually automate and I don't quite know what these units can do, so that is a consideration. If I go digital....????? I have $1400 allotted for outboard, including all reverbs, gates, compressors and pre amps. Not much I know, but its what I have. So much has changed in the multitrack world since I was around. I have about $2000 to work with. I was thinking of going with something like Sonar,a couple of used ADATs and some sort of interface for Sonar. Am I headed down the right track, or should I go with a straight DAW system and forget the ADATs? Any response will be appreciated as I am making myself sick over these decisions. I just don't want to make a big mistake in starting out.