Ok so I'm totally new to audio recording, but I have a band that will be recording with live instruments and vocals and I wanted to know what I needed to get the sound to sound clear and not too much background noise other than the band. Is there a special mic or something that I can use? I do video and for the best sound you need like a shotgun mic which focuses the sound on the subject. What about for sound? I know there's certain things you need. Please let me know. Thanks guys! I'm really a newbie to the recording part of it, but we'll be using alot of vocals, drums, keyboard, and maybe guitar.