I am currently working on building a studio but I am really stuck on what console/pres etc to run. I don't have the budget to think about large format consoles but I do want as many inputs as possible. For what I can tell the Midas M32 is the cheapest way to get 32 premium pre amps. I really need/want at least 24 channels. I am spending more of my budget getting the rooms right and sacrificing on the gear a little until I can afford to add or upgrade the set up but I want to start it with a bang, if I can. I really only want the M32 for its pres and convertors as I will have some outboard comps etc but will do most of the mixing etc ITB so I am not worried about the eq or comp sections all that much. Can anyone offer any thoughts about using this console this way or maybe recommend a way to get a similar amount of quality pres for the same price? also can anyone tell me if this has insert points or the ability to integrate external pres and/or outboard? Cheers, Nigel.