the 2 most critical areas in any setup. ie mics & monitors. If you get really good gear in these 2 areas and make sure everything else is OK (ie not total crap) then you'll do fine.
Thanks, any suggestions on monitors? What about tracking/editing with Grado RS-1 cans ...Is this forbidden?
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.