My band is about to start recording again. We made a demo in the past, and are really not happy with it. I'm looking for any advice you guys have, so that I can avoid as many mistakes as possible. Gear includes, old Yamaha 16 channel, Mackie 1604 vlz, Alesis Adat (next to last model), dbx and behringer compressors, PC with Nuendo and Wavelab 4, Audiophile 24/96 soundcard. Shure bg and sm58, Audix whatever the hell they are, and the drummer is buying some drum mics so any suggestions there would be good too. What I'm looking for is anecdotal stories of what worked for you, in the context of what my band sounds like. You can hear us by clicking the link in my sig, Mud Prophets. Thanks all.