Hey everyone, I'm a drummer who at the age of 23 has decided to expand from percussion to recording. The band I'm in, Drums, Bass Guitar, Guitar and Violin. So, since I'm a drummer, I'm going to need/want more inputs than your average. I've done some research and I want to see what everyone thinks of my proposal here. Any and all advice is welcome, I'm very new to recording instruments. The PC I built is high end and should handle just about whatever I throw at it. 3.3ghz quad core, 8gig RAM, booting off either a raptor or a SSD, and other nice parts. What I'm planning here is to run a Tascam US1800 through USB 2.0 into my PC. I will use Cubase as my DAW. I have a AKG P220 condenser mic. I plan to add 3x SM57 1xSM58 and 1xKick Drum Mic (Shure Beta 52a? Something cheaper). I want the inputs so I can record our practices (a few, not every single one) and we can go back over them and listen. Right now we're sticking that AKG 220 in between the drumset and both guitar amps and it sounds terrible, but it is still useful. Eventually I want to record our demo. Something we can be proud about and send to other people, etc. I'd like to maybe do some work with others down the road, of course, but for now these are my short term goals. Is there any hardware I'm missing? Anything I should reconsider? I'm working with around 500$ Can I use that Tascam as a mixer for a PA? Thanks!