Well I just got a call from a guy who wanted to rent 15 HD24 machinces to track a full orchestra. every person gets a mic. Is this a common thing, it cant be. I could'nt believe it! I thought he was joking at first. I dont think Michael Jackson or the smashing pumpkins even had this many tracks. Anyway has anybody ever done this?? and what in the world was that like?? This is also a good opportunity for me to get advice on how to track an orchestra in general. I have done it a few times a couple different ways. First way is to set up 2 pairs of cardioid mics about 8 feet off the ground set about 10-15 feet away facing the group spaced evenly across the front of the auditorium. Second way is to do a left right center set up all cardioid same height and distance . Both ways included spot mics on soloists if needed. Sounds good but Im getting a pair of 414s so now I have polar patterns available and thought I would ask yall to start my research.