I recently picked up a Presonus 1818VSL and got back into the recording game. I haven't done anything with my stuff in over 10 years. I used to use SONAR and had fairly decent results. My recordings are pretty close to what things sound like live but whenever I mix something down, it always sounds thin and quiet when compared to an "actual" recording from a decent studio. My room is pretty bad but I'm getting decent results so far. I'm basically using Presonus' "Fat Channel" as my main effect. I guess what I'm asking should be, what do people normally use to get the sound "thick" and big like a decent studio recording should be? I know this is an open-ended question with about a million answers but I'm hoping to find something I hadn't thought about. Thanks in advance for any information you might have. Great forum BTW!