I record on a digital Boss BR8 8track recorder. So far, so good - I think it's a great, easy use machine. I mixdown using an optical cable to a mini-disc. I am fairly new to all this so am wondering the best tricks to mixdown, I tend to record drums in stereo then guitar, bass, piano, vocals etc in mono. What is the best way to pan them? What are the best EQ's (ie should I EQ bass track with more bass gain?)? Should I have a big master level and low rec level or the other way round? What things should I look out for when auditioning the final mix? Any hints or tips would be appreciated.