Well, first off, I want thank everybody who participates in this thread (and apologize to those who my newbness annoys). My band has been playing together for around half a year now (folk, jazz, rock). And it would be great if we could record or sessions. Use these recordings for promotions, selling, blah blah blah. We’ve been making due with the equipment we have, but a couple things have sparked my interest. The Presonus Firepod $499.99 Shure Drum Mic Package $399.99 3 SM57s 1 Beta 52 Sennheiser E609 $109.99 This would all run to a computer, a Core 2 Duo PC. The motherboard has an SPDIF In, Line In and 2 Firewire Ins. The instruments I would like to record are: Bass-Direct, Acoustic-Direct, Guitar-E609, Drums-3 57s and a 52, 2 Vocals-Probably SM58s (already owned). What I’m thinking this setup would allow for is recording each instrument to its own track during practice/recording sessions. I’d like the ability to go back and overdub certain parts (or specific instruments within parts) or sections if they don’t work out. I’m wondering if I’m missing any glaring issues. I was wondering if there are other recommendations for other equipment to consider. So to me, this looks like it could be a really fun set-up. And seriously, thanks guys.