Yep; we have a variety of topics I've not seen addresses anywhere else: 1. Piano & soloists mic'ing - what mics, under what circumstances. 2. Gear choices - for remotes vs. in-studio (I think most of us do remotes vs. in-studio, but I'm sure it varies for each of us.) 3. Ensembles & venues. Got a favorite group or hall, or both? 4. Upcoming gigs....advice or bragging....what's on your schedules and how do you intend to tackle some of the odd and unusual things we all run into? (bad venues, instruments like pipe organs, choral shells, antiphonal choirs, etc. etc.) 5. Hardware - cases, cables, roll-carts, and other "must have" items for the gigs. (What's in YOUR roadcase?) 6. Favorite music to record. Least favorite music, etc. 7. Client management. We've touched on this a bit already, but it's as deep as it is wide. There are all kinds...how do YOU interface with people? Got any tips? 8. Horror stories. (yeah, I love this stuff. Heheh....Jeremy mentioned something coming soon...I"m all ears.) Want to dish the dirt on a few diva's or prima donnas? Difficult soloists? Equipment failures at the worst moments? Train wrecks can be fun...if they happen to someone ELSE, that is. Hate to see good people suffer (esp onstage) but sometimes there IS poetic justice and sooner or later everyone gets their due. (Even US!) Getting back to Samlitude/Sequoia for a moment. We could possibly have a thread on this (and other) software away from the Magix site, if only to discuss how it works within our own niche. (There are also things we should and should NOT discuss over there, I've found the MAGIX/Samplitude forum tends to be more nuts and bolts anyway....why doesn't it do THIS, when are they going to change THAT, etc. etc. Lots of classical music recordists use Samp/Seq for sure, but I think they're too busy or just not interested in posting there among the deadly serious tweakers.) Well, the holidays are fast approaching, and I'm sure we're all hearing Christmas music ad infinitum on the radio, tv, in stores, etc. I've had a few client Christmas CDs just come out, and fortunately they were a bit more than just the same old slop we hear over and over again. One isn't Christmas music at all, it's just timed to be a good gift idea, while the other is some good choral Christmastide stuff. "Silent Night" being the only old chestnut on it. So, while it can drive ya crazy if you let it, Christmas music tends to start seeping in from August onward in this biz, esp if the client wants to make it in time for a Thanksgiving release date. That said, I'm sure everyone here is about to embark on a lot of seasonal performances - you may be IN them or recording them. I've got three weekends of some-good, some-odd stuff happening...how bout you? What's ahead for you over the next three weeks? Anyone?