Hi, I've been looking around old posts but can't find much on what I'm facing. I've learned so much from these forums, and you folks are Fabulantastic in sharing your knowledge and opinions. I'm looking at recording a fantastic trio of female vocalists (they are all musicians as well) in a quick live off the floor recording. The purpose of the recording is self critique, and at the very most as a non-release recording used to get some local gigs for them. They are all semi pro, and I've had the pleasure of working as a percussionist with 2 of them before in different bands. They are well rehearsed and can sing. They are doing a country gospel thing, with very sparse instrumentation. I have a basic system. I use a Presonus Firepod and Garageband (yeah that's right) on my sexy Mac. My microphone selection is limited to the usual handfull of 57's and 58's, and a couple of cheap condensor mics. Nothing fancey, or over the top. I do have access to a couple of nicer (not that the firepod sucks) Neve pre amps. I can also rent or borrow. I have a good sounding room in this old 1912 house. It's pretty much the whole main floor. I've made a number of really good live room recordings here. Much like a shotgun wedding, so will this recording be. I'm curious as to opinions of how to approach this situation. For the most part, the music is one acoustic guitar, three vocals, and a shaker and harmonica at times. So, the shaker and harp and what ever else can be overdubed. I'm thinking a good quality condenser stereo microphone, well placed with experimention for the vocals, and a mic (i preffer two) on the guitar. I'll record a direct in also from the guitars pickup. Phasing will be an issue here. What do you folks think?