Started to get into homerecording some years go. Just put a 57 in front of my 4x12 and gave it a go. Drums were Superior Drummer. Bass was played through a cheap Behringer Sansamp clone straight into the interface.
The first Iron & Stone EPs were recorded that way and got me into editing and mixing.
For the recording of our first album we wanted to do it the "right" way.
Guitars were a SM57 and a Sennheiser e609 in front of a Fryette 4x12.
Got the phase right by placing the SM57 at the sweet spot, then flipping the phase of the 609 and moving it until almost the whole signal got eliminated. Then flipped the phase back. Worked really well that way.
Bass was a Sennheiser 421 in front of an EBS 8x10 for the dirt and a DI signal for the punchy low-end.
I like the dirt from the pedalboard of our bass-player better than to add it later in the DAW.
Vocals were a Rode NT1A (yeah, I know, cheapo) through a Fredenstein VAS into the interface. Used the Fredenstein to add just a little dirt here and there.
And then drums. I was super nervous the days before we recorded drums. It is just so complex and there is a lot to be drone wrong. I read shitloads of articles, watched countless tutorials on youtube.
Used a AKG D122 in the hole of the bassdrum and a boundary mic inside of the drum.
Sennheiser 441 for the top of the snare, SM57 clone for the bottom.
Sennheiser 421s for the toms.
Some rather cheap Audix for the OHs.
Another SM57 was placed right above the bassdrum, looking at the drummer. (while mixing I added some dirt to it and flipped the phase, so it was more like a filter. This gave the snare a nice and smooth top end).
Some other Audix was right above the drummers head, looking at the kit.
And some cheap 57 clone was placed in the stairway and worked as kind of a reverb chamber mic.
Measured the distance of the OHs and payed close attention to the positioning of each mic.
Man, that feeling when listening to the first drum-take and everything was right in it's place... what a relief.
Pretty happy with how the sound turned out. Cannot wait until the vinyl testpresses arrive.
But of course, while mixing, I found countless things which could have done better or different.
Looking forward to recording album #2 and trying some new things.