I'm in kind of a bind with my band. We come to the point of wanted to get a great cd recorded. I've got a pretty decent set up at home that we recorded our first song on the other day. I believe that with patience we can get some great results. What I record with: Sonar 7 Producer Waves Diamond bundle Presonus FP 10 BX5a Moniters Several 57's and 58's AKG Perception 220 condenser MXL990 Condenser AT4033CL Condenser The other three members of the band believe that we can not get great results unless we go into a "real" studio!? I disagree. I live in Nashville and have been in many great studios, downtown and in peoples homes, and other than "bells and whistles" the one thing I've noticed in nearly all of these studios is that they look alot more fancy then they really are. Some of the better recordings I've heard came from home studio's that had equipment that rivaled what I use. At this point we are not trying to get songs on the radio, just make good recordings to sell at our shows. I don't think its wise for the band to spend 5 grand on studio time for a few songs when we can be patient and get it done in house. I've already stepped on a few toes with the other band members when I told them best way to get better recordings is to play better on them. I also have a great engineer/producer that is a really close friend that is willing to help me with mixing/mastering the projects as we do them. He is well experienced and well versed in recording with tape and digital. Am I wrong to think we can get good results with what we are doing? You can go to http://www.myspace.com/isaacmathews to hear a copy of the tunes I've recorded. The song I recorded with my band is called "Out Tonight". I'd love to hear what you guys think and if I should give in.