Hi! Great mix, man Drums are awesome mostly because of the drummer, he was simply incredible and I started to hate all others drummers after recording session with him Cheers! 8 strings Ibanez were used here, and yes....guitars sound a bit thin, I agree. Unfortunately guitars DI tracks recording was the only aspect that was not under my control, band already had recorded DI's when we started to work. There was some wide boomy and muddy region in DI's sound, also playing could be more tight... It's hard to say for sure now, but I suppose there was something wrong in guitar setup....I mean choice of pickups or strings gauge, or guitar itself In my experience the lower tuning you use, the more important every aspect. This band use low E tuning. Cheers! Thank you for the kind words! As for the signal chains: Drums were recorded thru the budget preamps, 8 channels from Alesis iO26 and another 7 from Focusrite OctoPre mkII. Mics: Kick-D6, Snare-Sm57's for top and bottom, D2,D4 and D6 for toms, AKG c414 xls for overheads, Rode NT4 for stereo room, Rode K2 for mono room, Hi-hat-Sm7b, Adx51's for Ride and China, and of course mighty Joemeek JM27 for splash Drum kit-Dw collector's series maple kit (22,12,14,16), not remember what snare was used (it was drummer's snare)...some mix of different series of Sabian cymbals (mostly AA and HHX I belive, and Holy China which is my favorite china cymbal for all times). All the best!