Sorry, these are little bit of newbie questions I've been wondering about: 1. If I'm recording a guitar amp, how loud should I have the amp? Live volume (loud enough to hear over drums)? Half of live volume??? 2. We have one guitarist in my band, so usually, when recording there is only one guitar part. There are times I want to have a wide guitar image. Is there away to do this apart from doing a mid-side recording? I do not have a Bi-Directional polar pattern microphone 3. I'm a little unsure on where to place the following instruments in a stereo mix: a. keyboard b. hihats c. cymbals (i.e. do I pan the left one fully left?) d. backup vocals? e. synth pads 4. I know it's pretty much based on preference and need, but whats a general average GR for a compressor to use on the following? a. snare b. bass c. vocals Thanks for your help!