Just began recording and I am looking for tips that may help me out and make my life easier while recording. Thank you.
Get the sound right at the source rather than try to "fix it in the mix."

Treat your room.

There are no rules - just common conventions... but those common conventions exist because they work.

Don't be afraid to cut - and cut drastically - in EQ to get rid of what you don't need. For instance, if you roll off a guitar track everything below 100hz or so, you're totally not going to miss it - but doing this over a number of tracks will really clean things up.

Never underestimate the difference great preamps make.

There are a few things anyways,

Could I get some more talent in the monitors, please?

I know it sounds crazy, but try to learn to inhale your voice. www.thebelcantotechnique.com

Chris is the king of relating music things to other objects in real life.