Ok, again with my upgrade plans. Here is what I need advise for:
Sound Card (for use with Kontakt) - Needs to have optical output, at least one stereo input and keep in mind that I am a HUGE PC gamer and I usually play them on the same machine as all my audio stuff.
Monitors (The speaker kind) - Need some that are not too expensive. I already have my headphones so I am covered there. Also, what kind of sub should I look at?
Monitor (The veiwing kind) - Should I keep with my regular CRT or go LCD? Anyone use projectors? I would like it to be as clear and have as large of a veiwing area as possible without breaking the bank. I have had a huge problem with certain monitors so I am not sure what brand or anything.
Reciever - Not a big deal, just something that can handle 5.1 DTS ect. Currently using an old Kenwood VR-406 and it works pretty well but has no DTS.
The other 3 speakers: Center and Surrounds. What works well with monitors?
MIDI Controller: 88-key semi-weighted or hammer action. Is aftertouch that important? Don't really need tons of knobs and stuff so that isn't a big deal.
MIDI Percussion Pad: Anyone use these? Just want one that works.
If anyone else can think of something that I am forgetting for a major studio overhaul please chime in. Thanks, you guys rule!
James W.G. Smith