Hi All, I'm hoping some of you experienced recording folks can point me in the right direction. I'm building a small commercial recording studio, and well to put it bluntly I just don't know what I'm doing, but will figure it out as I go. We're about to start contruction on the building layout, I have a warehouse and about half of it will be used for the studio. I've got a tascam 16 track 1" recorder, tascam 16 track board, mackie mixer, a few mics, and a few pieces of outdated outboard gear. My goal will be to record high quality drum, bass, guitar, and vocal tracks, then transfer from tape to digital, and mix and master in a digital format, though I'm not married to the idea of putting stuff on tape first, it's just that I know that medium somewhat and I like the way it sounds. I know jack about digital, but am determined to be a quick study. It would be great to have the ability to use either or both mediums to record. Budget is $15-$20,000 I guess the question is, if you had the budget, given your experience and expertise, what would buy? Please let me know and I'll research the items you suggest, I'll need it all, computer, software, monitors, outboard gear, etc. One of the problems that I'm having is that there's just so much, where do you begin? I want to get the best for that budget, and not be constantly upgrading afterward. The goals for the recording will be working with full bands, and singer songwriters. I'd like to have the ability to record full bands live and then edit. The studio will have a control room, main room with partitions, and a fairly large iso booth. Any help is appreciated. This is kind of a lifelong goal that I've had, just now making it happen, one way or the other. I just wish I wasn't so out of date with today's technology. The last recording I did was on a 24 track 2" tape machine.