a question for the professionals, if i may... okay, so you've finished your arrangement, a combination of midi and audio parts and you're about to start the actual mixing process. first you have to mixdown your midi to an audio track. i'm talking here about computer-based recording but i suppose the question would be the same for tape-based recording too. do you mix down all the midi tracks from one module on to one stereo track? or do you solo each part individually and record it on to its own track? advantage of the latter is that you can then eq/adjust each midi sound individually; advantage of the former is that you are recording exactly the sound you are hearing (and have presumably enjoyed up to this point) and you are not creating lots of extra tracks each of which, presumably adds its own tiny amount of noise. which way do you do it? seems to me the separate tracks technique gives the most flexibility; but every time i do that, when i play all the separated (now audio) tracks back together it sounds totally different (and not necessarily what i wanted)... a similar question goes for mixing down audio from midi drum parts -- do you mix down each of the drum sounds separately (bass drum, snare, etc) even though, presumably you *almost* had the sound you wanted already...? thanks for any pointers.