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Sax mic, techniques for woodwind ensembles

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15 years 8 months
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 RØDE 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.

Woodwind Instruments/Brass

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18 years 10 months
Since it seems like everything is mostly based around the rhythm section or the recording studio here, I'd like to find out what would it take to record a decent brass/woodwind instrument or section (I'm a former saxophonist who had a chance to be tutored @ Tanglewood by world known sax man "Harvey Pettel" during the summer of my high school graduating year) and (this is a question for you sax players) what brand (like Selmer, Yamaha, Yanaqisawa) would one think would give you that sweet tone & intonation to compliment the recording process. This can also apply to brass.