OK, I finally got all the things I think I need to make semi professional if not a professional sounding CD in my bedroom, since nothing else goes on there now.... . I have the Roland VS 2400 with expansion board, Antares pitch correction, UA compressor bundle with the Massenberg EQ and IK mastering plugins coming from Roland(rebate). Plus a mouse and monitor. Speaking of monitors I have a pair of Alesis powered ones that surprisingly sound clear, clean and flat. I was surprised at how good they do sound and they don't make this model anymore. For preamps I have a UA Solo 610, Summit 2BA-221 and a great River ME-1NV. Yeah I know nice stuff and probably overkill. Mics are for my vocal only and I have a Shure SM58 and a Rode NT-1A. For drums I have a Roland HPD-15 and a Yamaha DD-55 with some out board stuff like DBX 166 compressors, Ashley and Rane EQ's, an old Orban para EQ, Aphex 204 to try and make them sound as real as possible. For guitar I am going to use a POD 2.0 and have 16 guitars and bases to choice from. Along with a rotosim(kind of highend Leslie repro pedal)and voodoo labs chorus. Plus a Microboards unit to make copies. For my first attempt I will try and keep it simple, as I mentioned before, just guitar bass and another guitar or two. This might take a little time to get everything up and working. That Roland book sucks and is very hard to understand. I almost sent the thing back. Wish me luck since this is territory I am not familiar with. I'm totally used to having only knobs, sliders and switches. I'm used to tape at studios and cassettes at home. Yes I sold my soul and I owe........spent a pretty penny and a lot more than I wanted to, those cables alone.....hundreds of dollars. I'm putting a lot of pressure on myself and I expect nothing but as high a quality product as my equipment allows me. If anybody thinks I missed something PLEASE let me know....I would really appreciate that. Since I'm using power off of an apartment complex I have a tripplite iso transformer and power regulator so I will see clean 120 volts no matter what. Did I miss anything? If anybody has one of those talent pedals I could use that too. :lol: Hopefully my body and health holds up long enough to make some nice CD's and leave some type of legacy. For all those years of playing and all that money buying and selling guitars and amps for close to 40 years. Wish me luck!!!