I suppose it's inevitable. You play an instrument. You join a bar band. You take ownership for mixing the horrible stage sound. But that's not the end of it.
The last few months, I've learned how to do this -- sort of. It's been a lot of work, but really fun! Don't worry, professional recording engineers (e.g. people who really know what the hell they're doing) aren't going to be threatened by wannabes like me.
But we did end up with a bunch of cool tunes that are fun to listen to. And -- best part -- I learned a boatload in the process. I'm now half-dangerous!
And it wasn't all that hard.