My band is preparing to start recording a new original song. I'm going to attempt to document the process in this thread, and will include pics along the way and indicate the gear used in the process. Here's my space... This setup takes up a 10' x 14' area of my garage. In addition to the acoustic treament panels hanging on the walls, I also have some movable panels on stands that can be placed as necessary for controlling reflections. When I record vocals, for example, I build a partial booth around the vocal mic to minimize the sound of the room. Part of my challenge in recording is that I live in a suburban neighborhood that is not particualrly fund of a rock band banging away at all hours of the night. Our plan is to record guitar and bass tracks via DI (rather than miked amps) during the evenings. Vox and drums will be recorded on weekend afternoons when the neighbors are a little more tolerant of the noise. My gear... Mixer: Ramsa WR-S4416S Outboard gear: Universal Audio LA610 channel strip, FMR Audio RNP preamp, FMR Audio RNC compressor, Art VLA Pro compressor. Mics: Shure SM7b, Shure SM57, Shure SM58, Groove Tubes GT66, Sterling Audio ST77, Audio Technica AT4040, Oktava MK12 (modded), Cascade Fathead, Cascade X-15 DAW: Cubase Studio 4 Interface: Echo Audiofire 12 (repalced the M-Audio 1010s in the pics) Monitors: KRK VXT4 In preparation, I have set up a new project in Cubase with a simple programmed drum beat (BFD is my drum software) to use as a tempo track until we get live drums recorded. I've found a simple drum beat is much more friendly than a click track. Tonight, we get the ball rolling with scratch guitar tracks.