I apologize for the annoying subject line and this long post, but I could use some help. Okay, so I'm going to record my band. Here's what I have to do it with: The instruments: 4 piece drum set with hi-hats, crash, larger crash and ride. Guitar Amp/Cab (a B-52, it's cheap but better than most cheapos.) Bass with Sansamp Bass Driver Direct Input (love this thing!) One screaming vocalist and possibly some backups. Mics/Mixers: An OLD Yamaha Stereo Powered Mixer with 6 mic inputs and a few other inputs (don't have it on me right now to check.) It has reverb, bass/treble EQ on the 6 channels and a (9-band?) graphic equalizer for the final Left/Right. Audix Fusion 6 piece Drum Mic Pack (3 dynamic snare/tom mics, one larger diaphram kick drum mic, and two condenser mics.) Behringer B1 Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic. A Shure - maybe, vocal mic (I'm not SURE, heh, but I think it's just some cheap one.) Stands and cables, a couple more to be bought as needed. We're also getting a Behringer Eurorack UB802, 4 channel, two mic preamp, mixer for about $50 for use as phantom power, and a simple mixer when needed. I'll be going into Cubase SX with a Soundblaster Live! card, so that means 2 channels at a time maximum, just stereo line-in. I atleast can get really low latency. Plan: I know this set-up is probably a nightmare, but I'm using what I have, so here's my plan: Miking all the drums how one would normally with 6 drum mics (clips on the drums, stand for the bass drum and overheads.) However, this is crucial because I will have to record the ENTIRE set in one stereo track. I'll have to use the Eurorack mini-mixer to power the two overheads and then take them as two channels into the Yamaha. Here's where I really could use some tips aside from the obvious "get a mixer and a sound card, buddy." With the drums in a somewhat satisfactory recording, I'll go and play my bass with the DI. This will be mono and will sound great, no problem. Guitar miking is the next issue. Which mic/mics would you think could get the best recording (this is metallish hardcore so it needs low end.) I was thinking of using the little mixer to power a condenser mic pointed at the speaker (not the cone, I know about a foot away, and then mix that with the dynamic kick drum mic up close for extra low range. If this sounds okay, please tell me. Guitar will probably be double-tracked with some possible overdubs and put hard left/right, you know the routine. Vocals will probably be recorded with the Behringer B1, and that shouldn't be much of a problem, except: This will be an issue with everything, aside from bass, and it's because I'm not recording in a studio. The practice room hasn't horrible acoustics, but I am expecting some reverb from it. First of all, is this going to be inherently evil, and is there any way to lessen the unwanted echo? Thoughts on what I have, what I plan to do, and input on possible alternatives, with said equipment mind you, would be MUCH appreciated.