Today we recorded an orchestra concert for a local group (yesterday, the rehersal, was actually my first gig as a techie 8)) but today was a bit hectic. We didn't screw anything too bad, but basically here's what happened. A friend and I were in the sound booth to record this to a minidisk and a laptop running sound forge. Unfortunatly, the aux sends and subgroups on our Mackie SR24-4 were being a bit fussy and we didn't have the time to sort things out so we had to patch the mixer's main outs directly into the minidisk recorder and laptop. However, after we recorded the first song, we noticed that we had plugged the main outs into the wrong minidisk recorder. This was fine, however, because it still had been recorded to the laptop. We fixed this before the next song and all was good until intermission. During the intermission we were notified by a techie stage-right via clearcom that the concert director wanted a mic to announce the next song or something. This was not good because, as I mentioned before, we were recording and the theater manager would kill us if we created a feedback loop. Sure, there's a very simple fix, mute the five recording mics, power up the amp rack, and power on the wireless mic receiver. It's a bit different when you've only got 2 minutes to think about it and do it Well, our adult technician on stage left found a wirless mic and had us power up the corrosponding receiver on the equipment rack in our sound booth. Bad news. None of the receivers compatible with the mic we had would power on. soo, basically we told the adult tech to find a new mic that'd work with the older receiver we had (which powered on). The last little problem was that our gain/trim wasnt properly adjusted so the lady spoke for about 10 seconds before we figgured it out and fixed it. After that we had to quickly power down the amp rack then unmute the recording mics and start recording again :roll: After that, everything went smooth and they were happy 8) Moral: Don't ask for a mic in the middle of a performance.. especially when its being recorded.