I have a modestly well-equipped mobile studio consisting of and existing around a Roland VS-2480CD, a fairly well-designed rack system (if I do say so myself) with a 2ch. tube pre, 4ch. Comp, 4-12ch. Headphone Amp/Dist box w/audio-technica & Sony 'cans, 48-point Patchbay, & Powered NFMs "on the side"... (I won't go into the computer side of things, it's only just begun...and it's irrelevant...) My mic selection is as follows: AKG C 3000 B AKG C 1000 S APEX 435 Large Diaphragm Condenser (2) APEX 180 Small-Diaphragm 'Pencil' Condensers (4) XM8400 Dynamics '58 '57 Here's my quandry... I have a remote session coming up of a 20-piece band, complete with hour section, et al... They have a great location in which to record (I've played there myself and can attest to it's great sound), they even have their own (in-house) sound system for the place that they've offered to let me jack into, so-to-speak. There's what used to be an industrial-sized kitchen, a bedroom and an "almost completely soundproof" office, all off to the one side of the building (we're in the basement of this man's new "house"...he bought himself a church, of all things, and is living on the lower floor with his wife, both of them performers). They want to record it all in one "go", very few if any overdubs at all... I THINK I'm planning to use the "near-sound-proof" office for the vocalists (3-4), the bedroom for guitar maybe and the kitchen for a big drum sound. The main room will, of course, be for the horn section and keyboards, 'cause the keys will be DI'd, as will be the bass... I'll likely have to submix the drums or something... Here's the rundown on the tracks I have available to me... The VS-2480CD can record up to 16 tracks at once, which is great but, I only have 8 XLR ins plus the 2ch. Pre for a "grand" total of 10 mic ins. I can rent more mics, but not really any more pre's...(small town, I'd have to travel a good distance without my dead car to rent from a 'big name' outlet) HAAALLLPPP!!! Anyone??? Anyone???