This evening I had the privilege of recording the holiday concert at my kids’ school. 1st - 8th graders singing lots of great songs. Stuck a pair of rode nt5 mics up in front of them, through a symetrix preamp, into the echo card in my laptop. Not exactly complicated. Lots of audience noise. Camera clicks, wheezes. But still it all sounds great. The best part was it captured all sorts of comments from the kids in between numbers.