#1
Just began recording and I am looking for tips that may help me out and make my life easier while recording. Thank you.
#3
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,

CT
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.