OK, so i went full out and replaced a few things. First off i got the mackie 1640i 16 channel 6 aux firewire mixer. has awesome pres and a nice eq section.
next i got a computer dedicated to recording only. quadcore, 4 gigs ram. XP. Then, i went out and got myself a bunch of new cables and mic stands. a sm7b for vocals(and everything else) and a couple extra sm57s.
then in my local classifieds a dude had some new yamaha 8 inch monitors. they are huge and sound pretty sweet. hs80m's. aaaannnd a fucking UA LA-610!
the ua la-610 is a crazy good pre/eq and compressor in 2 rack spaces. I'm pretty much going to use that thing on blood everything. i just need to figure out how to send a single from the daw to the mixer and then record that back onto a new channel so i can use it for everything.
in short. life is sweet.
Nice scores Wish I had an SM7B