Recording were taken from tracks recorded years ago that never were finished. Because of that the best mixing will not fix the fact of how it was recorded. All of this was done on a no budget recording or equipment. No studio, no boards, etc. Just plug into a laptop with crappy radio shack mics. Bass and guitar were direct line in off of pedals, no amps. Not trying to make excuses or justify anything. But regarding the crappiest gear an no budget possible, I was hoping to get an educated opinion.