http://www.malonedigital.com/starwars.pdf I've read this thing countless times but still some of the concepts and workflows and techniques evade me. I figured this would be right up RO's alley because of all the technically inclined people here! You don't have to be a STAR WARS fan (though it really couldn't hurt, if you are!) because this document is ALL about the recording and mastering process, in the end. I'm hoping that the additional clarity of knowledge that I obtain here will help me make better orchestral/soundtrack recordings at home. To get started into the "serious" stuff,on page 13, the microphone choice list to the right. It seems that "various dynamic mikes" were used for the percussion section. Could one of these dynamic mikes have been, possibly, a Shure SM57 ? What other dynamic mikes of the day could have been used and WHY dynamic mikes for the percussion?