I just found my senior project I did with my first band for my "Music Technology" class about three years ago. Unfortunately, it was "write a song by committee" and the song was already written, so the committee decided to slow it down, change the bridge and ending, and took a bunch of the layering out of it. Within those constraints though I think it came out pretty well!
I also was basically teaching myself (the class was pretty much just "here's the gear, go to town.")
Drums were an electronic kit, guitars and bass were POD, cello was poorly mic'd with a small condenser, and vox used a Rode NT1 which sounded great!
Pretty cool. I've always wanted to learn cello. It's an under-appreciated instrument.