So, I thought I'd share again... This weekend I'm recording the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington. The group is a very large male chorus and will be doing several shows this weekend. The venue is the Lisner Auditorium in downtown DC. (http://www.lisner.org) Overall, the venue is nice, but there is a bit of AC rumble. Anyway - it's one of the more difficult shows I've done in a while - almost every number has different sized groups, different instrumentation and a lot of movement on stage. I'm using 14 channels right now - 2 Main Mics - ORTF (Flown in the hall above projector height.) 2 Flank Mics - Omnis - flown in the hall 2 Stage mics - Ribbons at the lip facing up in quasi ORTF pattern with rear lobe picking up instruments in the pit 6 Wireless mic splits 2 Splits from 2 different keyboards So, the cool part is - the house guys are really cool as are the live sound guys. The live sound guys are gladly giving me the splits - in fact, they are using their iso boxes, their cables and feeding me their snake with all of the splits on it. Overall, the main mics are probably going through around 400 to 500 feet of cable (50 feet from mic to overhead snake - overhead snake is 300 feet, then to the 100 foot snake which is fed down to me under the stage. The stage crew has actually helped me the whole way - helping me line up the flown mics, carrying some heavy gear and feeding cables, etc. So far, it's a really cool experience. I'll try to post some pics within the next day or so. The concerts (for anyone in the DC area) are tomorrow at 2 and 8 and on Sunday at 2. J.