I'm a student at my local college, pursuing an audio engineering degree, and I'm finally in my capstone course, and one of the requirements for our portfolio is capturing a solo instrument along the lines of our chosen specialties. I'm specializing in classical music, and I'd like to record a solo harp, but I've never mic'd one up before. Here's what I have to work with: A recital hall with wooden, non-parallel walls and a tiled ceiling that, based on the length of XLR cables I've connected throughout it, measures about 50 x 30 x 30. The recital hall has a wooden stage I can set the harpist on, but has an A/C near the ceiling that can be heard by the house mics up there. I haven't heard it in spot mics before, but I've read that a channel for harp has to be extremely clean, even compared to other classical recordings. A Toft ATB 24 Channel board An Apogee Ensemble for my interface, and a MADI Xtreme PCI card. A relatively old, but quiet 10 channel snake with two noise returns. Mic List: 1 AKG 414 ULB II 1 AKG D112 2 AKG C41B 2 Audio Technica 4050 3 Audio Technica 825 (stereo) 2 Audio Technica AT801 1 Audix D1 1 Audix D6 2 Cascade Fatheads (ribbons) 2 Crown PZM 1 Neumann TLM-103 1 Heil PR30 1 Heil PR22 1 Heil PR20 1 Mojave Audio M200 (tube) 1 Royer R-121 (ribbon) 1 Rode NTK (tube) 1 Rode NT4 (stereo) 4 Rode NT5 w/ Omni and Cardioid capsules 3 Sennheiser 421 2 Sennheiser 441 1 Sennheiser 609 3 Shure SM-81 3 Shure SM-57 3 Shure SM58 I'm using Logic Pro 9 as my DAW, and I have access to a Manley Massive Passive and an 1176 if anyone thinks those might augment the sound of a harp in a pleasant way. I also plenty of cabling and stands. Some things I've read recommend XY, others Blumlein, and still others spaced pair or even MS. I've heard solo harp before, but I have no idea what to expect or what kinds of problems and pitfalls to look out. Any advice would go a long way toward helping me out.