Looking mainly for ideas, and some clarification (and a mic tip). On the 15th, the Church band has a concert, along with a choir I will first meet about an hour beforehand. With 2 weeks to go, I still don't know half the song list, or who is doing what, and the only thing I'm sure of is that I'll be busy. Without detailing the whole 2 mixer setup (one for FoH, the other, smaller one is for spare inputs and to add lead guitar to the monitors), has anyone else ever tried anything complex with a severe lack of equipment? As for the choir, there's 15 of them. They use a midi player as an accompaniment and won't sing at the same time as our Church's band. With mics, my plan is to have 3 at the front, and 2 mics placed further away at the edges of the choir (to pick up ambience, and the back row). Is there anything I need to worry about, assuming the mics are far enough away? Should the ambience mics be placed up and pointing downward or level with the choir? When the concert finishes, and before the choir leaves, I need to find their songs in the recordings, mix them as well as possible, split them up and put them onto CD or onto the choirmaster's flash drive in mp3 format. At a guess, I have 40 minutes for that. Thankfully their songs will all be done the same way. I have a max of 6 recording inputs on the PC, though I could just about make use of 8. However, I doubt I would be able to get a decent interface in 2 weeks (largely a funding issue). I could either record as currently planned: split the monitors, record extras and mix later; or I could use 2 aux sends as a L/R and create a whole separate mix at the time. Recording the main L-R is also a possible, if I get the less featured instruments on the aux sends and mix those in afterward. But this means changing my recording setup during the 15 minute break, while I save the previous recordings and rearrange the stage.