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face (chris) Janton

    My experience has been with a bluegrass/western swing (somewhat) band - covers. Banjo, guitar, mandolin, bass, fiddle. Condenser mics on all the instruments (no pickups) along with 4 vocals (dynamic except for the fiddle player) - 8 mics, hot wedges (guitar player can't play/sing right without 90 dB in his face).

    Lots of recordings with all 8 mics direct from their mixer + mains.
    Lots of recordings with tape out from the mixer with an M/S recording of the room - mics in front of the band low.

    Lots of challenges, someday I will learn proper use of gates, expanders, compressors, and mute buttons. De-essers might help too.