Hi everyone, I am an audio engineering student and I was looking for some insight. I am doing a recording of a percussion ensemble concert on Saturday and one of the pieces is huge. I wanted to get as much insight/advice as possible before then. They are playing a piece which uses almost every piece of percussion we have. Looking stage left, there are vibes next to wood blocks, then vibes and crotales behind that, then bells, snare, chimes and more bells, and a piano behind that In the middle, there is a 5 octave marimba, a gong, some toms and nipple gongs, and the timpani behind that. Lastly, stage right, there are 3 marimbas, one behind the other, a xylophone, more bells and bongos behind that, and lastly toms and congas. I think I will have 12 mic inputs at my disposal. I was thinking of starting with an ORTF in the center and some side omnis. Past that, I was thinking of just doing a stereo technique on the left, center, and right, and then maybe maybe miking the timpani. I may, may, have 18 mic inputs at my disposal. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to what mics (more the type of than specific models (we have a few)) to use, and where exactly to place them. Thanks for any input.