I'm just starting to kit out my studio, and I was wondering what's the best stuff to get. I'm currently still on a PC (with Windows 98), hoping to get a Mac when I can afford one though. Thus I'm forced into using Logic Platinum 5.5 primarily. I'm thinking Samplers and Samples primarily. I need good quality, realistic sounding orchestral instruments that don't cost me an arm and a leg. Do you recommend hardware samplers like Akai, Emu etc. or software samplers like Kontakt and Halion? I'm thinking of getting Halion 2; is it good? - Does it have realistic solo orchestral instruments? And samples; there are always a few going on ebay, but I'm weary of their quality. I've also been thinking about the Pro Samples collections, or the Creative Essentials stuff; are these any good? And, anything else you'd recommend, or recommend to avoid? Remeber I don't have much money to spend! Thanks.