One enduring "problem" I wrestle with, (apart from digital audio theory :wink: ) is the one of where to position vocal soloists to get separation when recording them with orchestra. We have tried sessions with them up the back behind the percussion with cardioid spots, nulls back to orch, but they complained that the image of the conductor in their binoculars was too small. :shock: But having them down just behind the conductor facing the orchestra, forces too much of their sound into the main pairs. Putting the vocals down afterwards in someone's bedroom/fancy recording booth/garage while listening to the orchestra in phones always sounds bad. What's the general consensus. My preference is to put them up the back but comms is a problem. What successes have you guys had with this problem.