I am a new member to this forum. Thank you for being here. I am a member of a bagpipe band near Philadelphia PA. I have played the pipes for 40+ years. We are working on a CD. I read a post about a single piper trying to record music. You were all so helpful I figured I might try. I will gladly include your credits in the final product if you like. I have a background in television production, film work and video editing. I knew going in this would take a lot of work. Instead of going to a recording studio, I know a lot of music is being produced in less than excellent locations. In addition I wanted to try several different things and thought a recording studio may be too limiting. On my own I purchased a ZOOM R16 recording system. Eight separate tracks can be recorded at a time. As was mentioned in another bagpipe post I decided to get the mics very close to attenuate outside noises. I have an example of the raw recordings and my early mixed version. There are player mistakes and we are working on that. We recorded each mike at optimal level without worrying about mixing. On my laptop I mixed it using Audacity. I should mention that we did not record the drones in the first pass. They were recorded later and mixed in. It may be cheating but we really want to do a decent job. Our audience will like it I am sure. In addition we want to play new sets but want a good recording of what we have. One of the things I liked doing was playing with stereo. I am thinking I want certain players on the left or right when the are playing seconds or drum flourishes. This heightens the separation experience. I have never heard it on bagpipe recordings. I always wanted to give it a try. We have purchased a few other items like, 6 Behringer XM1B00s mics, a PYLE PDKM7 drum mic set. This helped a lot in our bass and snare drum recordings. We also have a mixture of Shure SM58 and Shure Prologue 8L mikes. You can find the recordings at www.frc272.com/files/CDExamples. This includes the raw recordings on one of the tunes. I am asking for any help in evaluating what I am going. Many thanks again in advance.