Ok, I try to record and mix and I basicly suck at it. it must be some magic formula. example - nivana nevermind or soundgarden - how do they get that big punchey in your face snare and kick sound? are they eqing the hell out of it? i thought eq was a no no - you're suppose to get the suond up front to avoid phase problems. i have a sm57 and some api312's - what kind of compression do i use? how do you do it? 2nd question - the bass guitar on nevermind is punchey in your face too - how the hell do they do that. i can't figure it out no matter what i do. seems like i have too many frequencies in my bass guitar range. their's seems more narrow and concentrated and very punchey in your face. what's the secret to that one? if i start limiting something, it becomes lifeless. well, any help is appreciated.