I want to be able to record live full band recordings with both audio and video for Youtube. So, I'm not looking for studio quality sound. Afterall its going to be played through computer speakers, headphones, and smart phone speakers primarily. However, I want it to sound as good as I can get it for that purpose. So, I'm not looking for Pet Sounds, but I'd like to avoid the typical tinny, hissy videos that you usually see on live band videos in Youtube. Right now our band videos sound pretty horrible and I'd like to get something that is less embarrassing. What do I need to make this happen? I was planning on recording both audio and video on an iPhone with the audio coming through a mixer that went out to multiple mics placed throughout the room. But, perhaps a separate audio solution is in order. As for budget, I'm not opposed to investing some money, but ideally would like to keep the investment as low as possible (definitely no more than $500). I already have tons of mics, and cables, plus the iPhone. I have a mixer that I can use, but it doesn't have a USB connection. So, I'm planning on getting my own new mixer...I need one anyway. I expect that this will be most of the expense. Can/Should I use the iPhone for audio? Or should I use a laptop? I don't have a laptop now....so that's a serious limitation for me...and my budget. How would you go about accomplishing this? When you make your recommendations please assume I know nothing about audio, live sound, or recording. I'm a total noob to all of this. So, please treat me as such. I created a thread earlier. Total Noob - Recording with iPhone and Garageband? But as I started to get replies I realized that I was actually asking a very different question than what I needed. It was a worthwhile thread, but this one will get me more immediate answers.