hello all! im new to this place, i just finished reading a lot on drum-recording and amp-advice and all. this is one NEAT forum! i already learned a lot by just reading other people's questions and answers on several things im now struggling with but, i started this new topic because i need your advice on the following: me and my band are a little tired of our first demo. we recorded it ourselves last year and did it instrument by instrument (all in all it took 2 months) We now find it's not only badly mixed, but also has no life/emotion in it. therefore: in a couple of weeks, we're planning on recording a short EP. we're planning on renting this local gig-venue (which we can for a very small amount of money, for 1 week) the place is approx. 300 square meters (25x12m) large. there is equipment available there which we will have to use cuz we havent got anything else (small budget) the recording equipment is as follows: A G4-powermac with ESI 2496-souncard (8 in 8 out) another G4 with M-Audio FW410 (2 in 8 out) both G4's run Logic (also Bias Deck pro, and lots of other DAW's and stupid software) all 'beyerdynamic'-microphones: (check http://www.beyerdynamic.com) couple of Beta58's (probably 6) 2 M201TG (hypercardoid) dynamic mics (one is often used for snare) a drum-mic-set consisting of: 2 Opus53 condenser OH-mics 2 Opus67 tom-mountable dynamic mics 1 Bassdrum-mic (which i cant remember the name of..:S ) then there's a MIDAS 'Venice' 24-channel mixer, 2 sub-groups. check: http://midas-venice.com/240.html this is the basic stuff, we might be able to borrow some more mics, which will be of about the same quality i guess. The stuff we have to record: 1 guitar-amp (London-City 100watt tube-amp with 4x12" cab) 1 guitar-combo (Veeery rare Watkins tube-combo with 2x10") 1 bass-amp (Fender Bassman 100 '73 with 4x12" cab) a 4-piece drumkit with 5 cymbals. and of course; vocals (which can be done at a later time) --- Ok. my plan untill now (i havent really planned, but DID have sleepless nights thinking all kinds of scenario's over) i was thinking of using Recorderman's technique on drums+ one BD-mic and a Snare-mic. the bass i wanted to record with a mic and maybe also DI the problem: how do i record? do i record everyone at the same time in the same room? or will this be undo-able because of bleeding? or should i do traditional budget-recording and do drums first then bass etc. ?! if so, will i be able to make 4 headphone-mixes with the equipment i listed above? OK. i dont know what more info to give. please let me hear what you think! ANYTHING is appreciated. it's still a month away, so i guess i can still arrange some other stuff if you guys think this is not going to work. please suggest/advice/scream/laugh thanks in advance!