I haven't found this topic in another thread yet, so hopefully I'm not duplicating efforts here. Does anybody have tips for recording with a big band? I'll be recording another CD with my big band this May, but in the past I have used the slab. At least some of the songs on this recording will be on DB. Hopefully I will have something that I can submit to TB when all is said and done. We record in a large high school band room. The band sets up in a large square facing inwards. In the past, every instrument has been mic'd separately and a DI has been taken from the guitar & bass. I set up between the drummer and the guitarist. Can I still set up in this situation without getting too much bleed from the drums, assuming the upright is mic'd, which I would prefer? How can I balance being loud enough in the room for the rest of the band, while still not sounding overly amplified on the recording? Should I just use the sound of the pickup (Schertler Stat-B)? One song will feature the bass as the melody instrument. Should I track the bass separately for this song, at least for the head and solo?