First of all, congrats!
It’s really been a lack of recording equipment that’s prevented me from recording the sad, lo-fi type of music that everybody loves. Especially if you’re John Cusack in High Fidelity. -It's amazing how much of an album is the product of your resources (or lack thereof). Often, when people don't have access to amazing studios, they're forced to get really inventive and the music can really benefit from this. I know that with my music, if I knew someone that was a trumpet player... chances are a song on the album would have some trumpet. etc.
Good luck with the release.... and with the 400 level engineering course.