Recording a local Big Band tomorrow and wanted some advice. The band is made up of Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Percussion, 2 Flutes, Trumpets, Trombones and Saxes (about 8 in each of the brass sections. There will be 2 soloists We're recording in a fairly dead theatre with an audience (although it's all about the recording) I have access to the following mics... Neumann Stereo Mic RS191 Pair of AKG 414's, RODE HT5's and AKG C1000's 3 AKG 451's 1 x d112 8 x SM58's 6 x SM57's 1 x RODE K7 My idea is to use the Neumann RS191 as the main pick up - the advantage of this mic is that I can change the pick up area and also switch XY to MS. I would switch it XY and change the width until I go the sound I desired. For drums, I'm thinking the NT5's for the overheads, d112 on the kick, DI, the bass and keyboard if they use it. C1000's on the piano, and SM57 on the guitar amp. Then I'd use SM58's for the soloists and cover the main brass group with the 451's & 414's, I think to reduce bleed I'd need to mic up the flutes individually so a couple of dynamics on them? I'm recording multi-channel into Logic 8 via motu preamps onto a G5 tower. Thoughts? I read an article saying that basically with bigband less is more - I have quite a big space to record in, which is fairly dead. There's a possibility of using risers at different heights too.