I was wondering if I could have a few opinions. I have a recording project which is scheduled for this autumn: between eight and ten transcriptions. (It was supposed to be much earlier, but my teacher wants to dissect, probably quite painfully, my playing, so I'll wait until the aftermath of that.) As it stands, I have an Edirol R09-HR already bought and I'm pretty happy with the sound quality I've got when using good, but borrowed, mics. Realistically I need to get my own mic and the Edirol mic I currently have isn't good enough. I was toying with getting the Studio Projects SP4 as I've read good things about it here, and elsewhere. It's also in the appropriate price range. I'm likely to be recording in a big church; it's quite resonant and I've given six recitals there in the past and have generally got on ok with the venue and the piano (Weinbach grand). Venue hire is very reasonable at c. £200 for 3 days. The alternative, which I'd prefer in terms of the piano but will probably steer clear of, is a university recital hall with a lovely Steinway D but the venue hire would be in excess of £1000 for 3 days. (My teacher's advice is to hire for 3 days so as to have no time pressure, and to allot the first half-day to setting up.) I'm planning on doing editing myself but have the option of passing it on to a friend (professional sound engineer, though he doesn't usually work with classical or piano) should I need assistance, adding reverb, effects, etc. I currently only have Audacity, which is ok for cut and paste in my experience (not sure if I should be looking for something more upmarket and less free!) In particular any suggestions re the mic, or on additional equipment required (e.g. mic stand(s), piano miking, cables, anything I've not thought of but should, etc.) would be greatly appreciated.