Russ Gannicott wrote:If you want a 'straight out the can' recording then use two directional mics off-axis ie at 90 degrees to each other (pointing INWARDS) about three feet apart just below ceiling level or a fott or so above head height.
As I recall, one of the minirecorders that Sue mentioned is set up with the stereo mics (elecret condensers) out front as a 90 degre crosed pair - which seems like a great idea for off the cuff field recordings. It's the Zoom H4
...which probably makes it a much better bet than the H2
...which has a very basic mic array.
I don't know the Edirol but it looks much like the H2.
Mind you, mic placement might be a pain (literally). Sue, d'you think you'll be able to keep your arm up above your head for a whole GG concert? It's bound to ache by the middle of the seond half!