We pack our own small PA, and run sound from the stage. My wife is the head sound person, and I am her assistant, even though it's my gear. She's very good at mixing, and she's very good with tone. We've been working hard at maximizing the effects and eq to get a crisp, clear sound, and it's all really started coming together. I just started using separate effects for each lead vocalist, so we can control the effects individually like the big boys do. It's really adding another dimension. I've also purchased a really nice keyboard, and been able to put a lot of sample tracks in, and found great ways to add that element of sound effects, added depth and such without sounding ridiculously artificial, or overproduced. It's fun to be a musician, but it's fun to be an engineer, too, because let's face it, you never know what you're going to get out there, when you're not in the higher levels of the business. Is anyone else doing any of this stuff, or maybe trying some things I haven't thought of? Let's open the floor to discussion about really taking sound to the next level, without spending a bloody fortune, or relying on a guy who's going to take a large percentage of your income.