I just got back from recording my band at the campus recording studio. I'm taking a recording class, and one of my projects is to record, mix, and master a CD with at least 3 songs by a band. So guess which band I picked?? Anyway, 12 hours of setting up and tracking later, we finished 5 original songs. I've still got a lot of EQing and mixing to do, but I thought I would just give you guys an idea of the sweet gear I had to work with. Here's my input list: Kick - AKG D-112 Snare - Octava Cardioid Hi-Hat - Octava Cardioid OHL - BLUE Mouse OHR - BLUE Mouse Floor Tom - Sennheiser E604 Rack TOms - Sennheiser 421 Bass and Organ- DI from my BOSS GT-6B and miked at the amp with an EV RE20 Guitar amp front - DPA 4011 Guitar amp [open] back - BLUE Mouse Lead Vox - Rode NTK Vocals and Guitar were running into a 4 channel Earthworks Mic Pre. Everything else was into the DigiDesign Control 24 board which controls ProTools. We doubled up most of the guitar parts to give it some more depth. I added some background vocals, which turned out good considering that I've never sang before and I learned the lyrics today. I'll probably be using some slight reverb through the outboard Lexicon processor. As it stands now, I'm pretty pleased with how it sounds. It's definitely the best sounding recording I've ever been involved with. The best part was the cost. Nothing. I'll probably post an mp3 when I'm finished.