I am hoping that someone will be able to help me (and my band) out with this situation. This may be slightly long winded: but I want to setup the scenario as best as I can... and I'm new, so please keep that in mind Here's the deal: We recorded a session (10 songs) live off the floor using 2 condenser mics placed right and left in the room. one dynamic mic in the middle and one around the snare/hithat. We lined all of those mics through a decent PA mixer and into one track on a Roland 840 (the 100MB zip disk model 8track). I assume this wasn't the best method, but without getting into detail, we were limited with cables and we are now left with 1 track, with all instruments in it, sounding pretty muddy and ugly, This is what were attempting to do; I have a mac with the free version of ProTools (figured 8 tracks would be enough). We recorded into PTools from the Roland 8 track creating 4 tracks (one for drums, one for bass and 2 separate guitars...( vocals will be added later..our drumemr is our singer, anyways..) Our goal is to TRY to separte the sounds so that the 4 tracks in Ptools represent each instrument. But since every instrument is present in each track (ie: when EQ'ing the guitar track, the snare is still very present), its been a nightmare... I'm trying to EQ it acccordly to pick out the frequencies associated with instrument. I was hoping that someone could give me some advice on what I should do... compression? effects? specific EQ tips? anything? I would greatly appreciate it... if it would help if I gave more specifics, I will. Thanks. bazzer.