Another suggestion from the man who just has to say blue when everybody else say's red. And this is for people who track bands. Next time you've got a band to record. 1. Get them all (amps,etcl) in the same room. 2. No headphones (well maybe just for Talkback and click (even if you just use click at the beginning; i.e. running a few bars to refresh the tempo and then muting it once everybody starts to, play). 3. Set up the bass player next to the drummer...use a goboe (some sort of barrier.)between the drums & bass. 4. A-Piano- next to the bass, if it's a grand. face it so that the lid opens away from the kit. Also, if it's a grand...use mic the sound holes. Even '57's and 421's will work (if you don't have enough condensers). 5. set up gtrs, leslies, ect. opposit from the drummer. 6. find a good spot for one room mic (everybody elsis a little bit of a room mic...what with all of the good bleed you have.) 7. Good time to use my OH technique: (Dead Link Removed) after that , kick, snare, hat (optional) and toms (optional) 8. Close mic the bass (&/or DI), gtrs, etc, 9. Horns too, if your using them. Them (horns) and gtr amps can face the kit (semicicrle works) 10. Record several takes of the basic's. After doing the basic's for one song, punch any bad bass parts on the best take. If your using a DAW this is all real easy. If it's tape, wait until you edit together your takes (if you need to) then do you Fixes & OD's . DON"T MOVE YOUR BASS,GTR AMPS,ECT until you have approved and touched up any problems ( for consistency of these tracks.) Also...if you punch any gtr's, ect. you'll need two tracks. one for the direct, and that Mono room mic I asked you to put up. This'll add abience to the overdub/punch that'll put it into the same land as the original. Why do this exercise? Well if you get it down (recording this way) you'll benefit in these ways: 1. The band we'll be playing more like they always have...they'll hear each other better and b e more on top of their game. 2. The tracks, with the bleed, will generally sound fatter with more vibe than the new traditional discrete OD sound. 3. Poinmts 1& 3 will make things gor fasterin the later OD & mix because you might tend to do less. Won't need to add as much verb to the drums, ect. your results may vary but have some fun..experiment.