My post-hardcore/grindcore band is recording this Wednesday (hopefully). We were going to have a friend with a bunch of recording equipment record us but she's too busy so we're trying to rent equipment in addition to the equipment I have right now. Which is... 1 Boom Mic Stand 1 6 foot vertical stand 1 bass drum mic stand 2 20' Microphone cables 1 Shure SM58 Vocal Mic 1 Shure SM57 Instrument Mic 1 Perception 150 Condenser Mic 1 Inspire GT Audio Interface (Connects via Firewire cable) and a Mac OS X laptop with garage band and not installed cubase We're going to do track by track recording with the top number of tracks on a song being 6 (2 vocal tracks, 1 guitar, 1 bass, 1 keyboard, drums) The most difficult thing to record is obviously going to be the drum set. As by necessity the drum set consists of 2 snare drums, a bass drum with double bass, 7 cymbals not including 2 hi-hat stands, and a floor tom. We're going to be renting equipment from A/V Chicago (http://avchicago.com). Here's what I was planning on renting (I'm thinking mostly right now about the drums) 6 microphone input mixer - Mackie 1402-VLZ3 2 Shure SM57 Mics 1 Shure Beta 52 1 Shure SM94 Condensor Mic 4 boom stands (All microphones come with mic cables) Meaning we would mic all the drums and then just put two condenser mics for the cymbals/hi-hats, run this all through the six channel mixer and put left/right into my audio interface and then onto garage band. If you guys foresee any problems with my plan, please let me know.