Does anyone else run into these types of problems? 1. One venue we work in has all kinds of rules regarding running microphone cables over the aisles. There are so afraid of some one tripping or someone getting hurt that they say they don't want ANY cables running from the stage to the side of the house which is where we typically record from. They also have all kinds of rules regarding where microphone stands can be placed within the hall and there is no fly gallery to fly microphones from. They have their own recording staff but they refuse to do the recording of the group saying they are already too busy. 2. When we go out to churches with center aisles they forbid us from having a microphone stand in the aisle for fear that someone will trip over it or if there is a fire that someone will be impeded from egressing out of the hall. 3. We have a conductor that will not have any microphones on stage with the choir that she conducts and so we always are at a disadvantage as to microphone placement. She is paranoid about having ANY microphones between her and the choir for ANY reason. 4. Lately a lot of the churches we record in have their own "AV" crew to do the Sunday services. Mostly these people are all volunteers and know nothing about what they are doing except that this is the fader for the preacher and this is the button to turn the system on. However they can make life very difficult for us when they have all kinds of "house rules" that they make us live with. Things like not putting any gaffers tape on the marble floor because it leaves a residue or the microphone cables cannot be seen from the audience area and they will not let us use their snake or we cannot have access to the area in or around the altar since it is "sacred" ground. We are doing mostly choir recordings and we try very hard to work within the guidelines laid down for us but some of the perceived "problems" with microphone stand and cable locations are starting to make a difference in the way we can record the choir and in some cases have prevented us from doing a professional level job just because of all the house rules. In one recent case after we were all set up to do the recording the AV person came up to us and said that the minister had decided that where we had our microphones was not suitable and that we would have to have our microphones BEHIND the congregation if we were going to record the concert at all but that if we wanted HE could do the recording for us using the hanging microphones in the church. I never know what to say in situation like this. It would seem that we were hired to do the recording and maybe this was an affront to his mastery of the system but....this was AFTER we had set up and AFTER we had asked him if there were any house rules and when I asked him where the minister was the AV guy said "at home" so how did he know where the microphones were placed UNLESS the AV guy called him. I am just wondering if others on this forum are starting to run into some of these same problems or is this just a Northern Ohio "thing"