I bought CAD Premium Mics, cheaper but I have heard great reviews and actual recordings with them and they can sound great. That being said I also bought a peavey 14 channel mixer. I have no experience with recording so when looking at the mixer it is like a whole new world to me. I need advice, references, or any input that can help me understand what the function of these knobs are for. Pre, Post, Mon, Gain I know nothing about any of them and can't find any clear research on it. Also I want a crisp hard hitting sound any tips for mic placement, i.e. I just bought a ported bass head, have to flip it upside down because the mic stand I have for the kick doesnt go low enough to get the mic deep in there for more attack....how close do I need it to the batter head? I could use any tips knowledge or references. Thanks.