After about 10 years of lobbying, the music department at my school has finally got funding to fit a music studio up. As far as I understand the budget is "a few thousand" pounds, and we need a computer, interface and mixer. I understand that the new iMacs are very powerful, and that the performance of one is similar to a pro of the same price? The peripherals should not be a problem, as the school already posesses large quantities of monitors etc, so it is a mac pro, iMac comparison. The interface needs to have a minimum of 10 input and the mixer needs to be large enough to handle such. I guess software would start off as Logic, but any suggestions are helpful! Basically we are trying to do the majority on a budget (ikea rack mount ) so we can spend the largest possible on technology! Does anyone have any experience with setting up a studio of such proportions, I need gear recommendations Thanks much!!!