Actually, it's not my first time in a studio. Starting in 1996, I've done 3 demo recordings over the years. But, it is the first time I'm going in as a leader. The first time I'm going to be recording my own songs. So, in many ways, it will be like going in for the first time. The line-up is just bass, drums, and two vocalists (me being one of them.) The studio - fully digital - is owned by a friend, who's going to charge me a RIDICULOUS fee. Only $20 x hour, and he'll only charge for the time that is actually spent playing while recording. Mixing, post-production, etc. at no charge! The drummer is the owner's son, who will drum for me basically because that means I can start recording. So, there really is no "band" in the proper sense. It's more like I'll have "session musicians" to record the songs. We'll do one song at a time. Practice, then record it, etc. (No charge for rehearsal time or the drumming services, either!!!!) There are no deadlines or limits. I plan on taking my time. It might take me months to complete, and I'm fine with that. It's a total of 9 songs (2 of them will be instrumentals.) I'm very non-technical when it comes to gadgets and recording, and even technology in general. I use a Zoom B21.u multi-effects pedal. I realize it's not cutting-edge or anything. But, should they be able to add effects in post-prod to the clean bass track, or should I use it while recording? Any tips? Thanks in advance.