Me and my band are recording our first demo in a somewhat ghetto fashion (compaired to what i've read on this forum were working with fairly unideal conditions). with our current setup were running all our mics into a Mackie PA (in place of a mixing board) and then into a Boss BR-900 digital recorder. The reason were running all these mics into the PA in the first place is because the recorder only has 2 XLR inputs, and I'm getting some annoying white noise, which through eliminating the PA and running an XLR into the recorder alone does not occur. That and when micing the Bass speaker cab I cant get a decent volume without it cliping (the XLR on the bass head delivers the same problem also). All XLR cables are Monster brand, for Mics were using two sm-57's an sm-58 and Audix dr-1's, 2's, 4's and two of there high-imped overheads. open to all ideas except shelling out big bucks for a mixing board. Any and all help greatly appreciated.