I got some questions on what I use to record my audio portal submissions.
Well, here goes:
I'm running a Shure SM57 into an Studio Projects VTB-1 mic preamp for vocals and miced instruments.
My ESP LTD MH-400 guitar and Rogue LX405 5-String Bass also run into VTB01 and direct into my recorder, which I then process the signal with my custom COSM tones.
I connect Roland TD-6XT V Drums into my recorder as well.
For most of my songs, I use my recorder's built-in velocity sensitive drum machine.
My recorder is a Boss BR600. All mastering and mixing is done on it. I use Sennheiser HD280 headphones for monitoring.
Its a simple, inexpensive, and high quality set up. I've always hated computer interfacing, its just not my style. So I use a digital multi-track and get equal quality.