Hey RO community, I've been searching around for someone with a similar problem as myself, and I can't figure it out. Smile by Patrowe on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free Attached is a recording that I created with my friend. For that recording, I used my SM-57 (point n' laugh later) and a Tascam USB interface. I recorded all of the tracks mono and used my DAW (Sony Acid) to pan them to create as open as a sound as I could. Each track solo sounds fine... no peaking except for one part (the "build") on the acoustic track, but it doesn't sound noticeably muddy there. I was wondering, could too much activity cause the track to become muddy? And if that's the case, how could I stop that and make it clearer? I recorded three-part clarinet at the end and that seems to get muddy as well over the entire track, but once I isolate them they sound perfectly in-balance as I intended them to. Maybe it's just one of those trial and error things, or maybe it's the availability of decent gear. Whatever the case may be, does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Patrowe.