Our Band just picked up our new Mackie CFX-20 mixing board, so I think that we have all the equipment we need to record. I will be using a Laptop w/ MOTU 828, to record at our rehersal space then I will do all the editing and Mastering at home on my DAW. Since I will be recording with the laptop it wont be able to handle recording everying thing at once (seperate) so I was wondering what is the best way to go about this. Should I record of the main outs of the mixer to get a rough overall recording, then go back and record the drums first using the backing track as a guide. We have 6 mics on the drums and I would like to keep every thing seperate to ease mixing later. Then the bass, vocals, guitars and so on. basically what should I do to record a song and keep everything seperate and do the mixing later but using a laptop to record it. by the way this how the band is laid out: Lead Vocal, guitarist/Vocal, Lead guitarist/vocal, bass guitar/vocal, and drums. thanks in advance oh by the way we also have a tascam 4 track casette recorder if that helps any?