Hi gang, my band is going to do a "live off the floor" demo session in my basement (24x15ft and low ceiling). Drums and amps will be in the same room. I may do just scratch tracks live for the vox and retrack them later when things are quiet. 2 Vox 1 Taylor Acoustic guitar with inboard active pickup. 2 electric guitars with combo amps 1 bass guitar 1 drummer with 5-pc kit & 3 cymbals. I have an Edirol UA-1000 and will be feeding the line-in channels of the interface with the preamps and direct outs from my Soundcraft M12 mixer so that we can monitor direct (aux 3-4 out from the M12 into Samson Q5 headphone amp). Along with the SP/DIF digital out from Aux 1-2 of the Soundcraft, I will have ten channels (8 analog, 2 digital) available to the UA-1000. The mics I currently have available are: 2 Rode NT1's 1 Rode NT2 1 Revox M3500 dynamic supercardoid Acoustic guitar and bass will be either going direct using a Radial D2 (passive DI) or I will experiment with acoustic guitar into an ART MPA Pro preamp. Bass into Peavey MAX tube preamp. Then to the board. I will need 7-8 mics to deploy: > 2 mics for drum overheads (Can I get away with 1 NT1 here?) > 1 snare drum mic (Shure SM-57?) > 1 bass drum mic (rent AKG D112, ATM250, Beta 52 or equiv.) > 2 vox mics (NT2 on lead, One NT1 on back-up vox) > 2 guitar cab mics (the Revox M3500 and rent another SM-57) This set-up means we only have to rent 3 mics, a bass drum mic and 2 SM-57's which should be cheap and easy. Or maybe rent a couple of small condensers for drum overheads and put one NT1 on the snare or one of the guitar cabs? Any advice you have on optimum utilization of this grouping would be appreciated. Thanks!