I'm sure everyone's busy this time of year, but it's been rather dull lately reading the same two or three threads with little news to add... So, here's yet another topic about female vocal mic choices. I've got a project coming up in June that I've been doing a lot of advance research for, including mic choices, placement, etc. I've just found out there will be a world-class soprano joining the ensemble for roughly 2/3 of the music, and I'm thrilled. I'm also a bit apprehensive now that she's onboard (I'll fill everyone in on it when it's done) and I want to make sure I've covered all my bases. I'm fairly certain on which mic I'll use (I've recorded her several times before with good success), and since I'm producing as well as engineering, I'll have the leeway to put up a few mics and see which one I like the best. The difference THIS time, is that it's all on ME - no excuses - to get the sound right. So just out of curiousity, I thought I'd take an informal poll here and ask what others use as their "Go-to" mic for solo and ensemble vocal recording, in a baroque, classical setting. (Non-audience recording for a week in a closed church, ambient space, etc.) In addition to the soprano, there will be 4-5 instruments, depending on the work: Harpsichord, bass, viola da gamba or cello, 2 violins, recorder/flute, etc. I can also position them just about any way I'd like, and I'll be able to experiment a bit with them during rehearsals as well. What's your fav, and why?