Okay, so i'm fairly sure this is in the right subforum.. sorry if it isn't! Bit of background, i'm in my second year at BIMM Brighton, and one of my modules is in studio recording, end of year exam is still quite a way off, but it's best to get stuff sorted now right? In said exam, I have an hour to record someone and get a fairly decent mix/pseudo master going. I'll have an engineer at my disposal to twiddle all the knobs etc, but in the interest of saving time, which I obviously don't have much of, i'll be doing some subtle eq/compression on the way in. Stuff i'll be recording is a female vocal, acoustic guitars, and possibly an acoustic bass, and out of the following equipment, i'm trying to figure out which chain would be best, so any help/advice you could give on getting me started would be MASSIVELY appreciated. TL;DR I have to choose from and an hour to record and mix, doing stuff on the way in, help me refine my signal chains Console : TLA AUDIO VTC 32 CHANNEL CONSOLE Outboard: VACUVOX CL2 (ROHDE AND SCHWARZ) VINTAGE TUBE COMPRESSOR X 2 TLA IVORY VALVE COMPRESSOR FMR AUDIO RNC COMPRESSOR x 3 DBX 160X X2 DRAWMER VALVE STEREO EQ EVENTIDE H3000 MULTI EFFECTS EMT PLATE REVERB LEXICON ALEX MULTI EFFECTS X2 LEXICON MPX1 MULTIEFFECTS LEXICON MPX100 MULTIEFFECTS ALESIS QUADRAVERB PLUS MULTI EFFECTS ALESIS MIDIVERB MULTI EFFECTS YAMAHA SPX90 MULTI EFFECTS YAMAHA PROGRAMABLE DELAY (plus 1073 and 1176) Mic's: NEUMANN U149 VALVE NEUMANN TLM103 NEUMANN U87 CAD AUDIO TRION 6000 BEYER M160 RIBBON X 3 T BONE RB500 RIBBON X2 GOLDEN AGE PROJECTS R2 RIBBON SENNHEISER 451 X2 SENNHEISER 421 X2 SENNHEISER E609 X3 AKG D112 AKG 414 X2 AKG 451 X2 SHURE BETA 52 + SHURE BETA 57 SHURE SM58 X4 SHURE SM57 X8 SE E2200 Now, choices so far... i'm thinking about recording the acoustic gtrs with the Trion 6000 and TLM 103, with a U87 in the room for some ambience, going into a neve 1073 with the 1176 catching a few transients and adding a little bit of grit. Once it's into PT i've got a waves package at my disposal to carry out the rest of the mix with, so that's not a problem. For Vox, I was thinking, more than likely the u87, given that it's quite a breathy vocal, heaing into the 1073 again and then into the vacuvox compressor.. although i'm still debating the mic choice, from there i'll probably jsut run it into a vocal processing chain i'm going to experiment with over the next few weeks and as for acoustic bass, i've got no fucking idea. Cheers for nay input guys, it's massivrey appreaciated! again, TL;DR, need help deciding on a recordin gchain for my exam, vocals, acoustic gtrs and an acoustic bass, read through the list of gear, see if you agree with my choices and offer some advice!