First of all, thanks so much for your reply! I agree, a 100 piece choir does sound challenging and a little over whelming right now!
First, is this a live concert, so that the sound of amps etc. need to be loud enough for an audience to hear them?
So far as i know, this will not be a live concert so the amps would only have to be loud enough so the choir can stay in time/key etc.
what is the general setup (a drawing would be helpful) and how much flexibility do you have in moving pieces around?
All i know about the setup is that the choir will be a primary school (probably) so they will not have sectioned it out apart from possibly girls/boys.
I can attach pictures of possible micing technique placements if you could give advice on these
This was my original idea:
-for the soloist mic, i decided to use the Audio Technica AT4050
-for the outriggers, i also decided to use the AT4050's. (would it be better to use the AKG C451's?-they are the SDC's)
-for the M/S Config, i decided on using the 2 AKG C414's (they are the ULS version)
I would be hesitant to use MS as you will capture a lot of room sound, including drums. It may be better to use something more focused on the orchestra, like an ORTF array moved in relatively close, perhaps with cardioid outriggers.
This is a great suggestion, thanks! I didnt think the ambiance from the drums would be much of a problem, but thinking about it, i can see how the ORTF arrangement could be much more beneficial!
Is this the kind of idea you had with the ORTF Setup?
What mics would you suggest out of the mics i have available?
Would you use the C414's for the ORFT Setup?
As for flexibility on moving things around, I would image that i would be able to move the band around to where i need them...but not so much the choir because they are younger!
Thanks for helping me out here!
p.s. appologies for the awkwardly sized pics-just zoom out a little on your browser
p.p.s I hope you can make some sense out of the pics & they are not to scale/centered etc..