Hello hello. I just came across this site and it looks pretty cool. Anyway, so my friend and I are moving out to Arizona in a few months to pursue our band, etc. We've checked out some studios online, and also some studios in our area, and obviously with great quality comes great prices. We have jobs so money isn't a huge problem, but I think we're going to try and take it upon ourselfs to make our own demo, and learn from experience, (also going to be sound engineer majors). I suppose the only problem will be is that we're going to be getting an apartment, which may be a tad tough play too loud. We were thinking about recording drums at a local studio just to save noise and to make sure they are perfect. However I think we're going to take it upon our selves to do the guitars/bass/vox/etc. We're looking into getting the new Sonar 8 studio package, which comes with a mixer board and such. Along with that I'm assuming we'll get some SM57's and such. My question is, do you think that it's possible to get a great sounding recording from a home studio? With drums done at a real one, I think its safe to say they should be fine, but as far as guitars at home, vocals and things. And with direct input on guitars, can you still get a great flavored sound? I'm sorry if this is very broad, I'm searching the other threads for pieces of information, just new to the whole thing as others are I assume. By the way, the type of music is rock/pop, with emphasis on the rock guitar sound, (i.e hendrix). Thanks.