Hi guys Droog, Petebass, your advice in the "Recording Live" thread has been invaluable to me. As a newb to recording, I am hoping for some more advice from this forum. Did a search, but not really good results. We are using our 8 channel Tascam desk hooked up to Cool Edit Pro. It seems to me to be a bit of a cheapo setup, although the program seems OK to work with. Although I am able to get a nicely balanced mix on the bass and vocals, the drums sound ******* dreadful. They sound like a poorly executed fart in a cardboard box. Does this program have issues with the low frequency of the bass drum? I just can't get the kick to sound big. The snare sounds like someone brushing a Coke can with Steelo. I have told our drummer that he needs to get his kit professionally tuned, which he is gonna do. Generally, we closely mike the kick with a Shure SM57, mike the snare and hats with a Shure SM58 between both, and ambient the cymbals and toms with three 58's. I tried miking the snare from beneath on its own but it sounded worse. I realise I am asking heaps of questions in one thread, but I am stumped, sorry. Any advice?