Hey, even though I have been PLAYING for 13 years, I have focused on that alone - meaning, I am almost totally in the dark when it comes to recording equipment and techniques. I want to record a demo, by myself, with the help of a friend who really has no proper recording experience either, but at least seems to know more than me about equipment and such (I have never owned an MP3 player - I don't think I have even taken a close look at one). He has access to a mixing board at a church, and told me I could just plug into the board, and he would hook up his MP3 recorder, upload into his computer, and burn to CD. I will record some pieces all by myself (just bass), and some others with a percussionist. Should I plug in directly into this board, or use a DI (something I have never owned)? Or should I mike my amp and the percussion player? Do you think this (or one of these) setups will result in an acceptable enough sound? I do not expect hi-fi, audiophile quality - it's just a demo. I am broke, and I really cannot afford much else at the moment. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.