Expand 24 mixer to 32 and update from 8 track analog to digital; re-record certain takes of album and establish better mixing techniques; learn more about compression; use more space and less reverb; create the plug/play/mix/1 step setup through experience
Microsoft Office to compile lyrics and structures, no software for recording
Lots of cables
The studio is located in a basement which adds an interesting reverb effect to recordings. I have cut 25 songs (personal) and helped out a few friends with demo's. I'm always playing with the effects and mixer and wonder if I should become a studio engineer. I used to think they had it made, after owning one I tip my hat to those guys. All of this keeps me very busy.