What's in your dream studio?
Computer: A loaded Alienware MJ-12 dual-core Opteron box.
DAW: Nuendo, of course.
Convertors: Euphonix AM 713 and MA703, plus an RME MADI PCI card. Yeah, I think 24 channels of Euphonix conversion would do me just fine. Alternately, I could live with an Apogee AD16X and DA16X, plus an RME Hammerfall, or a pair of Rosetta 800s plus a Big Ben, if I wanted to slum it.
Outboard: I think one of these would set me up pretty nicely, quite frankly. Plus a 2016. And the API 2500 compressor would round out the picture well.
Monitors: a pair of Adam S3As would be just the ticket.
So, that's my dream system. I'm looking at a pretty healthy chunk of change there, so I either need to win Powerball, or get a production job that pays something besides, like, a ball of yarn and a dose of goodwill.