ok, so this is my first thread. i am the drummer and rhythm guitarist for my band. over years i have upgraded recording equipment. i started with a 4 tracks and bounced tracks by mixing down to a vcr, which sucked. i have grown up and want to pursue a degree in audio production. my band plans to record a 10 song album by ourselves. this is my set up, all my band and i have for gear: -boss br-600 -xenyx 1202fx with 4 mic preamps -cheap vocal mic, tascam vocal mic, shure sm58 vocal mic -marshall mg series half stack -crate 220 watt bass combo -first act masterclass with remo pinstripe batter heads, evans g2 resonant heads, emad 2 bass drum with click pad, zildjian zxt hihats, paiste custom crash, meinl hcs ride, sabian b8 splash -boss floor pedal effects unit, the 500 dollar one -good collection of high quality cables for all instruments -slew of ibanez, jackson, and bc rich guitars -squire bass(not the cheapest one) -dell inspiron with linux, audacity, and tons of plugins -garage or my bedroom, about the size of garage almost -rack effects include a preamp and two effects units, vintage from 80s, very nice, sonic maximiser, tuner, marshal guitar preamp, and a power conditioner. -three mic stands -guitarists father has a ton more guitars, rack unit stuff, original jcms 800s, 1960a cabs, maybe more mics etc. my question is can i get a good sound from all this? my drums are on a riser and i broke standing wave issues and im building bass traps. i am looking for a vintage metal sound, much like seasons in the abyss by slayer and sepultura's beneath the remains, i like live open sounding drums and we record all guitars direct with boss equipment and other digitech effects, and analog preamps. is this possible? we also have a 24 inch imac with garageband to help master or mix, all recordings are exported from boss, better ideas? this could help get me a scholarship for art institute.