I am doing a recording gig with a 7 piece all female mariachi band (they are breaking up and apparently want to get something down on disk before it's gone), and am wondering if you folks can give me any suggestions on how to record these guys.
Pearlman TM-1 (American Capsule)
2x Neumann km184
2x Rode NT-5
3x Sennheiser e604
4x Shure SM57
2x Audio Technica Snare/Tom
2x Audio Technica Kick/Tom (I got these mics for cheap thru Craigslist, and they actually work quite well lol)
2x API 3124+
Great River MP-2NV
3x FMR Audio RNP
3x violin players (with the lead doing most of the vocals)
an acoustic guitar player (I believe she also sings lead at times)
a bass guitar player (it's a really fat bodied instrument, intended to be played on the street in Mexico etc- has a really big tone, but it's a very bizarre guitar)
My main recording room is a converted garage into recording space (done over a really long time... like around 18 years) about 18' x 11'. I do have a small iso room and a small control room (I feel lucky to even have these things at all, small as they are). The walls are quite well treated (though, I can always use more bass traps-- hurry up and send my order over, GIK!), so I think the quality of tone in the room should be decent.
My concern lies in how I should record them- I've thought about trying to record everything in the same room, but am struggling with whether the trumpets will be too loud and bleed through everything else.
I also am trying to think of the best mic combos, as I don't wish to have to deal with major phase issues from using too many mics etc.
Thanks in advance for any and all help, guys! Sorry for the length of this post.
*Also sorry if this in the wrong category....