My band is wanting to record some stuff we make up so that we don't forget it 20 minutes after we play.. I need to know what type of equipment to get so that we can record live, exactly how we play in my basement. We tried an old crappy thing with a tape deck on it, but we couldn't play loud and we had to put our volumes at ridiculous levels so that all instruments could be heard. I pretty much couldn't hear myself while we played, but on the recording I'm fairly loud. That's cool, but I want to record exactly how we really play. I was thinking the best way would be to mic everyone's cabs, the PA speakers and the drums and just send that into a mixer/recording thing.. I'm looking for something that will record live, at fairly loud levels. I hope I've been descriptive enough, let me know of anything we'll need. Mics, mixers etc. I would record into a computer, but I've been told you can't really record live like that. I'm completely lost when it comes to PA's and recording. I forgot to mention, I need to know of decent PA's for us to sing through. They don't need to be the greatest with 1 million channels, just enough for 3 or 4 mics.