I've been recording on my mac with cubase le and sometimes garage band. I record my band, starting with a scratch track. which usually ends up sounding better than the finished product. For guitar, I use a regular mic (because it's all I have) and micing the amplifier. This is what everyone I've talked to has told me to do. What type of mic should i be using for that? I have a mic kit for drums, and the drums usually end up sounding great. My biggest problem is that no matter how i record the vocals, they always sound flat and dead. I've tried so many little "tricks" that people have told me to try, and nothing works. HELP. What equipment do I need to get? I'm not a millionare so I can't afford al the expensive stuff. I need a way to make what I have sound better.