This page will be a guide on the basics of recording, so let me start with showing you my studio!
This here is a picture of my control room as I see it!
And this is picture looking in to the control room from the door..
The more mics you have, the better your chances are of capturing a song in the way that it sounds best. This is my mic closet.
This is a picture of the drums set up with some mics - this is during the early stage of my studio and so the mics you see aren't exactly that fantastic.