I’m very new to the music recording scene. My 10 year old son started playing guitar almost 2 years and has branched out playing drums, bass and keyboard. He now has gotten bitten by the recording bug where he discovered his usb mic supplied with Rock Band can be used to record his instruments into his laptop using sound recorder. He then multi tracks in Adobe Audition. He’s got about 10 songs recorded now, but complains that he can’t sync all the instruments up and wants it to sound like a CD made by Linken Park or Red Hot Chili Peppers. I then gave him the “million dollar studio vs laptop rockband mic” speech, not to mention the years these guys have been playing. So anyway, I’ve decided to look into upgrading his “system” a bit. I’m looking at the Lexicon alpha, omega or lambda for him and a good quality mic. But this still leaves me with the question on how others laying down their tracks and syncing them up? Is there a common way to do this? Are metronomes still used? Do you start with drums first? Guitar first? Play all the same time? As I said, I’m a beginner at this so I’m not sure if there is a magic way to sync all the instruments. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!