Gals & Guys, Just a quick reminder to go out and buy some books on recording and really read them. There is a plethora of magic bullet questions like what's the "best" mic for this...or what's the "best" way to record this. There is nothing that makes the biggest difference than how you place, gain stage and balance. If I just had 57's and a mackie I'd blow the doors off a newbie with access to OceanWay. Really. ask specific questions, more about how to dial what you've got. Damn near and equipment can work if used properly. Significant improvements can be had with something as simple as the relative settings of the mic pre gain and channel fader...let alone, etc. And there is no "best", muskc and art is about communicating choice and perpspective, and as such is relative and subjective. Thier is relative better and worse..but this isn't a race.