This is my band rehearsing (live) last March. I did my best to mix it and polish it up. We’re in a relatively small untreated room. I’ve got an SM57 on the snare, AT2020’s for overheads, and I’m not sure what random mic on the kick, but some cheap dynamic. The guitar amp is mic’d with an SM57. I took a line out of the keyboard amp and another line out from the bass amp. I played the guitar, and wrote the piece. It’s recorded into my laptop using the Steinberg MR816CSX interface.
It’s gratifying to have found some local players who are willing to play some things I wrote, and I think good enough to do the songs justice. Although I might like to do something more studio-like with them, I can’t really get their time to devote to it, and I don’t have the facilities. We all have busy day jobs. We play publicly once or twice a year. Plus I don’t know what the purpose would be – this really just goes to friends and family, or anybody who wants to know what the band sounds like.
If others have experience in this situation, would appreciate their ideas and suggestions.