Hey Everyone, I'm recording my bands album and while I've been recording for a while now and getting good results I've always taken the easy way out using a POD XT Live for my guitar sound which was fine because it was in my room and I didn't own a tube amp etc etc. I finally did get myself a tube amp and I have a soundproofed room where I can record it. So I finally did and I'm pretty much a novice with the whole process so I uploaded a few sample clips and would be grateful for any feedback the more experienced folk here can give me. Gear Used. ESP Guitar with EMG81 pickups tuned to D Standard with .13gauge strings POD X3 in front of amp using a gate, compressor and boost + eq Amp is Laney VH100R with a GS412T Cabinet with Vintage Celestian 30s in it. Microphone Used Sennheiser E609 and SM58 used without cap (acts like a 57 then) Soundcard used is TC Electronic Konnekt 8 which has IMPACT mic pre-amps on it. And please excuse the sloppy playing HERE ARE THE NEW UPDATED CLIPS. Clip1 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SM-ONLYFLAT.mp3 SM58 with Cap off. 2 tracks left and 2 tracks right. Only noise gate on it. No post at all. Clip2 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN-ONLYFLAT.mp3 Sennheiser e609 Mic. 2 tracks left and 2 tracks right Only noise gate on it. No post at all. Clip3 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN+SM-FLAT.mp3 A mix of the above 2. 1 track of each left and 1 track of each right. Only noise gate on it. No post at all Clip4 -http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SM-ONLY-EQ%2BDRUMS.mp3 This is Clip1 with EQ + Drums in post just to get an idea. Clip5 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN-ONLY-EQ+DRUMS.mp3 This is Clip2 with EQ + Drums in post jsut to get an idea. Clip6 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN80PAN+SM100PAN-EQ+DRUMS.mp3 This is clip 3 but the Sennheiser 2 tracks are panned 80% left and right opposed to the 100% in clip 3. This has EQ + Drums. ------------------------------------------- UPDATED CLIPS Clip 1 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SM-ONLY-NEW.mp3 New SM58 mic position Clip 2 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN-ONLY-NEW.mp3 New E609 mic position Clip 3 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SN-PLUS-SN-NEW.mp3 A mix of both new mics Clip 4 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/NEWSM+OLDSN.mp3 A mix of the New SM58 position and old E609 mic position Clip 4 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/SM+SN-SAME-TAKE-DUALMIC.mp3 Dual micing. 1 take left and 1 take right. Both mic in NEW position Clip 5 - http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/1953726/DUAL-MIC-4TAKES-8TRACKS.mp3 Same as clip 4 but 2 takes left and 2 takes right. Total 8 tracks.