Thanks for the advice, I'm looking at the $599 pack on the AB site, and adding a softbox.
2 AlienBees B400 Flash Units
2 CB1 Single Light Carrying Bags
2 LS3050 10-foot General Purpose Light Stands
1 U48TWB 48-inch Translucent White "Shoot-Thru" Umbrella
1 U48SW 48-inch Silver/White Reversible Bounce Umbrella
Although I am somewhat ignorant with studio lighting and gear as it's my first week researching it. I'm going to buy the science light and magic book I've heard so much about, it gives examples of setups. I remember reading a review where a college professor said it was the textbook for the class.
Can you explain what the softbox will do vs an umbrella, is it just a diffuser?
Once you use studio strobes in a studio setting, any other lighting is archaic by comparison.
IF you have the studio space, then by all means get some good lights. BUT you don't need 4 heads to start with and you might be better off buying an older used pack outfit for less money than the AB's...
In addition to the lights, you'll want decent stands, umbrellas or softboxes and a decent flash-meter.