First I apologize for having two demanding threads going at the same time (this is the other one), but some poor fool has hired me to do a CD of a three piece CD of cello music. A newly crowned Doctor of Music, he will be using the CD to get a job; naturally, I want to go absolutely all-out on this one. The pieces are Beethoven's Sonata for Cello and Piano no. 4, David Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody, and Prokofiev's Cello Sonata. I am here to kick around ideas. This is the first time i'll have total control over a project. I get to decide where they sit, the acoustics of the hall, etc., etc. I feel I could to an ok job, but since I know that any of you could smoke me, I would love to hear what you would do. I have alread read all relevant threads on this site. A couple things that I do know are that the piano sounds crappy from the front center at medium heights. Also, I want to create a very smooth sound for the cellist and make him the clear center of attention but without sacrificing the piano sound. I will have access to just about any standard mic you can think of. Naturally, I'm pretty nervous, and perhaps the true purpose of this thread is to calm me down. Thanks in advance guys. You're the best.