Well I have been toying with PTLE for a couple years now. I think I have come to the conclusion that bass and guitar sound better recorded direct. with stuff like the GT8 and Vox tonelabs and 24bit stereo tracks and sansamp its hard to screw up. Most you guys record direct, or Amps? If amps ,then how many mics/tracks. Big amps or smaller ones? With my amps out of the studio opens up alot more room and lets guitar/bass/drum in the same room. One more thing, anybody here using one of those fold out plexiglass shield for going around a drum kit? Thank guys, good forum.