Thank god I found this site. I've been recording for MindWave Records for about a month. I've been able to produce some ok stuff. But this is no where near the kind of equipment I need to get the quality of sound I want. Here a list of what I have and how I'm going about recording my customers. I have a 32 Behringer MX9000, a Mackie CFX20, Roland 1824 16 channel recorder with only 8 faders and only 6 hi-z inputs and 2 low-z inputs, $700 Behringer tube mic, 10 Nady drum mics, 6 Nady Live vocal mics, 2 audio technica condensers, and finally, Cool Edit Pro. First of all, I have all drums running into the behringer and going from subgroups 1-4 into tracks 3-6 of the roland, then I have the guitar hooked into the behringer and coming from the direct out straight into channel 7 of the Roland. And the same thing with the bass guitar. Then I run the vocal mics directly into the tracks 1&2 of the roland. Thus, every damn input of the roland is takin up, and I cant add anything else. After I'm done recording, and all the playback levels are set. Then play it back one track at a time, and record each individual track over to seperate tracks in Cool Edit Pro. Then I time each track so that everything is play at the right time. Then I go back in EQ each track with Cool Edit's 30 band Equilizer. I also run the Hiss Reduction tool on every track. After all of this I add effects if needed, and do anything else that I feel a project might need. Then I mix it down and burn it on a cd. But no matter what, it still doesn't sound pro studio quality. Does anyone have any advice on how I can get better quality? I'm thinking of buying the Focusrite Control 24 Pro Tools HD package, and every other Pro Tools equipment I can get. But, unfortunatly I dont have $40,000 to lay on the table. So, that wont be happening for a little while. But, is there any better way I can record other than the way I'm doing it now? I wish I knew how to integrate the roland with my external mixer, so that I can playback and ajust the levels via the Behringer mixer. Is there anyway I could do that? I've also thought about getting a SSL 9000J, but how would that integrate or work with my other equipment? I really need some of this answered. I'm just starting out being a Sound Engineer. Recording Rap music and making it sound pro quality is a piece of cake, but rock music is the biggest pain in the ass to make sound pro quality. If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate it. Oh,...almost forgot..I also have a Behringer dual 31-band equilizer.