I've been playing for about fours years and I am planning on recording my own stuff. Well actually I plan on recording my own stuff and my bands stuff. I have two 4 piece bands, two guitar players, bass player, drummer and singer which is one of the guitar players. Thats one band. My other band is one bass, drummer, guitar and singer. My plan is to record their stuff and my own things like sampling but with recording over things like making my own songs. ( me as bass player and guitar player, and the drummer is someone else.) First of all what do I need to do this, like mics?, how many?, and where is an ideal place to record? I know this may sound a little confusing but I'm sure there is an easier way of saying this. I am 16 years old and is able to obtain a decent amount of pay. With a little help from my bandmates I should be able to collect the money and make my own CD's and a CD for my bands( I have a CD burner myself and use it very often ) < I figured that would be a help to record CD's right? Well anyways I've been looking at ministudios and haven't decided on one. I need to know the following questions. How many tracks do I need? Analog or Digital? What else? I hope I gave the enough information to help aid all you bassists in answering my questions and lending me helpful advice.