I was recently involved with Carlos Lellis (Freelance engineer, Lecturer and author of “Music Production: Recording: A Guide for Producers, Engineers, and Musicians” ) recording the BBC Elstree orchestra, which specialises in film and show music from a wide range of classical and contemporary pieces.
The recordings took place in the gorgeous hall of the King’s College. It comfortably housed the whole orchestra and provided a very smooth yet full reverb tail. The micing was very “traditional” and we used 20 channels of pure musical goodness. A Decca Tree array, 2 outriggers and several spot microphones were recorded onto 2 protools rigs (for redundancy) using the AUX ADAT ports on the RME converters. The whole rig was clocked with an Apogee clock.