Hello guys, Yesterday I was kinda crazy thinking about some upgrades on my studio. First let me explain the whole situation: I live in Brazil where gear is very, very expensive. I have a friend that is moving back from the U.S. in september and he has the right to bring used stuff as he lived for more than a year outside Brazil. Right now I have: - Tascam 2524 24ch in line - Digi 001 - Meek VC6 - Korg 880 A/D 18bit - ART SGX Nightbass Studio Edition And I will for sure get an Apogee Rosetta so I can clock both the 001 and the 880 with it. Ok, now the deal is I track mostly rock bands like this: - drums (8/10 ch on the 2524. 8ch going on the 001 and 2 ch on the korg) - bass (DI on the VC 6 into korg) - guitar (POD into korg) ** this could be a keeper, it depends on the playing - guitar (whatever the player brings in and goes into the korg) ** if the band has 2 guits and each one plays totally different stuff from the other. that´s just a scratch track. - vox (into the 2524 out to the korg) ** scratch vocals only - click track (Yamaha PSR 160 into korg) - one channel free on the korg... I want to upgrade to a level where I don´t need to worry about buying stuff anytime soon, because I won´t buy anything here in Brazil... So I´m thinking about getting rid of my big´ol board ang going for something better and smaller, or even going with outboard pre´s only. I can also borrow some money too, just to make sure I won´t spend anymore soon . I can get around $1300/$1500 for my board here in Brazil and $800/$1000 for the Korg interface. So what do you guys suggest for pres? How many channels you think I need? For example, 4 channels to snare, kick and overheads and 4/6 more (cheaper ones) to toms and scratch vox. About the A/D I thought about those: Swissonic AD24 8ch A/D $750 RME Audio ADI-8 Pro 8ch A/D/A $1300 Lucid 8824 8ch A/D/A $2000 C´mon guys, I know it´s a huge post, but I do need help... thanks!!!