Hi All, Firstly, just want to say that there are some great posts going here. I've mainly been an engineer for rock/pop over the years, yet have always appreciated classical music, and I'm looking at using some classical recording techniques to record a few tracks of a group I'm currently working with. The situation is core group of two musicians (both play acoustic guitar and vocals) with other members added as the song requires. 10 tracks to the album, 5 of which are your standard rock band affair. The other five have quite an intimate feel, almost folk in style. The usual stick the mic 2 in from the source approach is not working, and I'm losing all the intensity of performance when recording/overdubbing them. Instrumentation: 1. Acoustic G, Flute, Congas. 2. Didgeridoo, tapping sticks, Acoustic G. 3. Acoustic G, Violin, Piano. Here's my thoughts on a new approach. I've got a lovely sounding church just up the street that will let us record there. I'm thinking about a stereo array from the "listening position" (probably front row of the pews) and spot micing over each instrument at a distance of about 1 metre (40 in?). In mixing, delay the spot mics so they arrive at the same time at the stereo array and use the spot mics for high lighting as required. Mics available: Avenson STO2 x 2, KM84 x 1, C1000 x 2, TLM 103 x 2 Any advice to my options with mics (and whether this may well work) would be aprreciated. Thanks, John. PS. Just spent three great nights at the Philip Glass Qatsi Trilogy here in Sydney, with the premiere of Naqoyqatsi heading the concert series. Breathtaking!