So I want lots of new equipment, but I only have the money for one or two things. heres my situation: I mostly record metal bands and rocknroll bands. for metal I don`t really need anymore equipment, except amps etc., but let`s leave that out for now. but with rocknroll/alternative etc., I have the feeling running a complete digital setup only with plugins isn`t giving my the ability to get it sounding real and warm enough. normally I run everything through my firepod and then use plugins. so, I`ve been thinking about these things: -Tube Mic Pre/Channel strip: how are the mic pres in the firepod, compared to the SPL channel one(or TL Audio Ivory 5051)? will there be a major difference? -Hardware Compressor big difference to plugins (PSP vintage warmer)(for example DBX Compressor 266 XL)? -Ribbon Mic for distorted guitars (especially blues tones) and drum room mic!? (is there a cheap/good one out there?) -Audix d6 always trigger the kick now, cus I got slate samples and the most kits from the bands suck. -New Monitors I have krk-rp5s and a hifi sub. works wonderful, was cheap and I know them. so I dont know if it really were worth changing (to for ex. adam a7s) so, I have lots of stuff I want, but what is the best choice for improving my sound?