I'm working on a classified project for NASA to evaluate the possibility of detecting, remotely, whether it is possible to detect, the sound of a tree falling in a forest on earth from outer space. The classified orbital height will be 262,000 miles, embedded in a classified location on a large orbital body code-named "luna" (don't tell anybody!). I was thinking about using a Shure M58 feeding a new Mackie Onyx desk. Then, for gain, building a daisy chain (I love daisies, that reminds me of a song...daisy, daisy, ...) building a daisy chain whereby the output of one channel is fed into the *MIC* input of the next channel, and so forth, until there are 1000dB of gain (16 times 60 dB). Would this combination work? I chose it because every conference room has Shure Mics and Mackie mixers. And I read that Mackie preamps are the best bang for the buck (a Federal, NASA, and Government requirement, not to mention regulation, for processing the bid procurement process for procuement). Or would I have better results with a different Mic and Preamp? Maybe a Ribbon mic and a bunch of Avalon preamps? Or just one Avalon preamp (I've heard they are very good)? I don't know if I can use a Condenser mic--condensation turns to ice during launch, and that can impact the integrity of the foam insulation, leading to a loss of foam integrity, denigration of outer body beyond design and test specifications, leakage of hull properties, and ultimately, severe structural hull malfunction of purpose. So maybe I shouldn't use a condenser mic. Anyway, I have to make a recommendation TODAY! So!! Please!!! Help!!!! Me!!!!!