I will be regularly recording a panel discussion of 4 to 6 people (TV news panel style, but audio only). It will be a discussion / study group. The people discussing will probably all have laptops that they are actively using, and some will have books / papers / notebooks etc actively being consulted, etc. The trick (as I see it) is getting the voices and not all the keyboard sounds, mouse clicks, papers shuffling, etc. There will be a lot of this type of background noise. Also, it would be nice if the participants could mute themselves for private / off air comments to eachother... eg: "Where did he say he was quoting from?" etc... A typical talk radio setup might work, but the problem with mounted mics is that the participants will by nature of the setup want to look at eachother while talking... and it will be too difficult (not worth the time) to train them to speak into the mics at the same time. So I was thinking maybe headsets... but everyone in audio (so far) says, "No... not that!" Some participants will speak very softly, and might need to be individually mixed into the live broadcast. Oh, and as this is live discussion, there will be many times where the speakers cut over eachother or simply speak at the same time. I guess the bottom line is that this is a group of non-professional voice talent. The objective is to capture what is in their minds even if they have little or no stage presence / broadcast talent.