ok, i'm getting a warehouse space about 30'x40' 30' high ceiling, concrete floor, 2 walls are metal, and i have to build the others. i want to have a control room and a band room. maybe a small room for vocals, maybe one for amps, ect... recording hardware: MOTU 24io interface, yamaha 16/4 mixer, MAC G5 with Logic Pro 6(soon to have 7) and i'm getting the Focusrite Octapre for more pre's. so i'll have 16 pre amps total, 24 line level inputs and all the rock band instruments there. mics include: 3 sm57's, the audix "6 pack" for drums (3 tom/snare mics, one kinda low end kick mic, and 2 condensers) also have a Sennheiser E 815S, audio technica AT 3528 condenser, 2 stageworks cc12 condensers. direct boxes:1 Whirlwind IMP2, 2 EDB1's what i'm realy asking here is what have the pros done for big time band projects. i've got enough space and total freedom to build this out however i want. i just want to know how many rooms i need to build, and any layout suggestions that you guys have seen work right. i'm recording my own band first, then once i've been through all the motions, i'm hopefully going to open up to the other bands in the area. i'm wanting a big, epic, larger than life sound here. this space is the corner of my company's woodshop. and we're going to have plenty of extra space, and i have all the tools necessary to build just about anything here (except metal structures). it's imparative that we get everything right and in place the first time. i do have ideas of my own here, but i'd really like to hear from you guys before i draw it out and start building. HIT ME WITH YOUR IDEAS PLEASE!!!! additional equipment ideas also, but mainly layout. thanx yall!!