This relates somewhat to my thread on recording equipment digital versus analog. I am planning on getting Cubase or CakeWalk recording software along with a Echo Darla card... But I will also need a mixing board. And I was wondering what you people do for recording basic demos when it comes to miking the drums. Budget is limited so the larger boards hurt the pocket book. One mic per drum etc?? Or a few mics spread out?? A board that is a 8 channel with 4 mic inserts cost $199 and 8 will cost $299-$399. Give me your advice and past experience.