The IGF Entertainment Barn Music Series recordings have continued through the fall season with performances by Lauren Hoffman, Nell Bryden and Robin O'Herin. I have continued doing these recordings with a stereo pair of Shure SM81s, mounted in an X-Y pattern just below the "hay loft". Though the results of this placement yield a pleasing "recorded live" ambience, I am exploring options for alternate mic placements. I'd like to get the microphones closer to the performance without being obtrusive to the artist and audience. Plans are underway to rig a mounting system, which will be suspended from the vaulted ceiling. Pictured here is Lauren Hoffman, as seen from just above where the mics were placed.