I'm in the process of putting together an informal "demo" CD for use in getting gigs, as most places around here require it before signing you up. It's going to be a combination of performances (from a couple of parties) and jams/tunes recorded during practices (using some rather nice digital equipment). I have some editing software and some pretty solid experience with mixing/engineering/whatnot. Just wondering how "formal" of a recording is typically expected. Obviously, if you haven't played out much (or, if you haven;t been able to actually record many of the performances), you don't have a lot from which to cull tunes. So what do you guys typically do for such a recording and what is commonly "expected" of a new band's demo?