i'm setting up a recording studio for my school that will incorporate an aardvark q10 to do multitrack recordings of small bands and project recordings of different styles. my goal is to be able to create high quality productions, but i'm certainly not shooting for pro quality. we're currently working with a budget of around $3000, and i'll also be building some acoustic treatments for the room. i'm looking at a vocal mic in the $500-600 range (AKG C4000B, Audio Technica AT4050, Shure KSM32, etc.), SM57's for drums and other instruments, and i'll use the built-in pre's of the q10. would it be wise to invest in a decent plug-in package for better effects and maybe a mastering package if i'm using less than top-notch mics and pre's? i'm currently looking at sonar4 for a sequencer, so will this be adequate to accomplish what i want to without pricey plug-ins and mastering software? if i were to spring some extra bucks, would i be better off spending it on better mics, pre's, effects plug-ins, or mastering stuff? any suggestions for specific products? thanks a lot for any help. cheers.