So our band is starting to come tougher and im really wanting/needing our recordings to sound good. My current stuff. -Mac G5 w/OSX Tiger -Presonus FirePod -Cubecase Le -Alesis 8ch Multimix -Audix Fusion Drum mic Set (7 mics) -2 Shure SM58's So i have 8 channels to get 2 guitars and and kit. I would like to only use 3 or 4 mcs on the kit tho. BARE IN MIND I DONT WONT TO SPEND THOUSANDS On to the Questions... COMPRESSOR Would i be better off getting some thing like an Behringer Autocom Compressor for a snare? would it impove quality. TUBE PRES Would a Presonus Tube Pre help my sound? If so how many would i need and for what mics. MIC'S Should i pick up a SM57 for the snare? Mabye and AKG D112 for the kick? Will SM58's work ok for guitar amps if they had tube pres on them? or should i buy different mics for them? MIC QUESTIONS How do you flip a mic out of phase? mabye ill read up on this one... but a quick answer would be helpful. This is it for now! Sorry its alot but im stuck on what to do next.