Ok, I've done a lot of research and talked with a lot of people on these forums for gear advice and have now narrowed it down to my final decisions on what pieces of gear to purchase. The only problem is that I can only purchase 1 or 2 items at this particular time. So I was wondering, which piece of gear should I purchase first, that will improve the quality of my recordings the most? Right now I'm using a great $1000 mic, a cheap DBX 266 compressor, a cheap mackie pre, a cheap MAudio Delta 44 soundcard and cheap computer monitors. I want to purchase a great mic pre, a great compressor, good monitors and better converters. Considering that the songs and musicians are very good, which one piece of gear will make the greatest impact or improvement to my sound? Thanks.