I'd like to hear thoughts on another $2k decision. I have a 16 X 16 Studiomaster Series II MIDI console used in conjunction with Digital Performer and a MOTU 2408 interface. I don't really have any mic pres other than the board. I have $2K to upgrade. I really need more input channels (24 at least, 32 would be awesome) AND I'd like a higher quality input path (and mix path for that matter - I mix back through analog as well). I was hoping to kill two birds wth one stone by buying a better, bigger mixer with higher quality mic pres & eq than are in the Studiomaster, but like everyone else I guess I'm finding it difficult to find anything in the market for $2K that would be a significant upgrade to what I've got. Any leads/pointers/advice to such a beast? Maybe I'm dreaming holding out for a $2K board? Alternatively, I guess I'm looking at a Langevin Dual Vocal Combo, which would be wonderful, but after "suffering" through my last mix project with only 16 inputs I'm torn. Opinions? Advice? I do mostly indie modern rock, with some acoustic singer/songwriter stuff as well.