:w: Tomorrrow night I'll be recording my son's nationally recognized HS jazz big band live in concert. I have 4 large diaphram condensers, 2 electrets, and 2 instrument dynamics. All will be mixed into a digital 8 track. The brass section has 6 sax's (1st row), 5 trombones (2nd), and 5 trumpets (back row). There is an electric bass and guitar, acoustic piano, and drums. My initial plan is to use 2 condensers low for the sax's, and 2 high for the trompones and trumpets. Then one dynamic each on the bass and guitar. Finally one electret on the piano and one for the drums (about 2' above and 2' in front - probably pick up the cymbals and snare/toms OK, but I don't know about the bass drum). The only other problem is that I need one channel to cover solo's, which may mean that I reduce the high brass condensers to one, and use the extra one for the solo's. Any sugestions, including a total reorganization of the mic placements are welcome. Thanks.