Hey guys! Today I attended a dress rehearsal for a cello and piano concert that will take place this Friday. I did some basic recon, and played with positions a bit. Here's a couple little smippets of what I came away with: Main Pair Main Pair with Spots I used 4006 at 40 cm for the main pair, about 270 cm away from the piano and 230 cm in the air. Moving that stand 70 cm forward would have put the mics above the cellist's head. The spots were a Sanken CMS-7s on piano, about 140 cm high and 15 cm out from the case, and a Royer R-122 on cello, about 45 cm away, 30 degrees left of the front, and aimed at that f-hole. Here's what I'm thinking: Widen the omnis to 45-50 cm to get a better spread on the piano and hopefully improve the low mid tone (that usually happens the wider I go). Move in closer on the cello to get a bit more heft to its sound. General critique and suggestions are most welcome. Here are some specific questions: Are the spots mixed in perfectly and doing their jobs? Any idea for getting a better cello spot sound? Right now there's too much 2k, but I couldn't seem to get rid of it. Should I switch to an SF12 in MS on cello for the concert? If so, what will I really gain from miking in stereo? Also, I'm worried about gain; It takes a bit mroe than half of the board's gain to get the R-122 up to where it needs to be, and the last time I tried it on solo piano, it was completely unusable as it took all of my gain and was quite noisy. Do you think I could improve on the main pair with any obvious placement changes? Thanks so much yet again!