My band recently won a battle of the bands-type gig (4 weeks of prelims where bands qualify for finals, then compete at finals) where the main prize was a professional photo-shoot and a recording package. The two options for the recording are: 4 days, 4 songs, break up the time however we want, or 11 songs, 1.5 hours per song. Don't ask me why they do this and all, but it's what we've got. The studio will charge $100 per song to add a song to the first package so we're doing that to get between 6 and 8 songs. Cool. I get to use a SR5, a Schecter Stiletto Studio 4, or a vintage Fender Jazz 4 in studio. Basically, our music is Christian-alternative-classicy-screamo-modern-rock-indie-fusion. Basically, we write fairly indie songs in terms of chord progressions and how the songs go together, while the guitars sound pretty much like a mix of modern and classic rock wiht a touch of jazz (Les Paul and a Telecaster on Mesa/Vox amps respectively.) The bass stays heavy and pretty funky as much as possible. The parts aren't particularly challenging so it's a matter of filling my role in the recordings as best as I can without over-the-top parts (obviously.) SO! Given those three basses, an Ampeg stack, Radial D.Boxes, and a decent mic for the amp, what can I do to make the most of this recording time? How should we break up the time for each song given either package? (Eg., drum and bass rough track, put guitars on top and patch up problem spots, use everyone but vocals for a rough track, etc.) What general studio practices do you recommend? Would you suggest any changes to my technique to suit a recorded style more than live? (Other than playing slightly less aggresively?) Any other comments or tips you have would be greatly appreciated- thanks!