My daughter is a sax player, and I may be recording her in various ensembles this fall.
My first question is what you guys use for recording solo sax. I haven't really gone through all the combinations of mics and preamps in my collection as she has just been recording practice sessions and a Rode NT5 through the Brick sounds pretty good. But there is always room to improve, and I'd like to hear what people with more experience are doing.
As far as ensembles go, I've recorded practice sessions of her in a sax quartet before and I might get a chance to record a woodwind ensemble (nine or ten piece). What would you use for these? Would you do any spot micing of the ensemble?