My setup: Running Cubase Se1 on a MAudio Delta 44 4 ins 4 outs with Maudio monitors. Ashdown bass amp, SGH and a crate guitar amps, two Audio technica dynamic mics, MXL condenser with an ART tube preamp. Question1: I want to get the best guitar sound with distortion, when I record clean it sounds fine but I am having trouble getting great distortion sounds from my guitarists. I use a condenser on the edge of the cone should I use a dynamic? I do find mixing it on Cubase works well afterwards. Is there anything else I could do? Question2: I am wondering about recording direct out from an Ashdown Bass Amp running a Spectorcore active bass through the amp, I am not getting enough volume anytime I run direct. How do I fix this before going to the mix. Question 3: best way to record drums with my setup?