I have been asked to record several marching band contests. Which mic would be best? How many? Best placement? And, how do I cope with wind noise (which has been a problem in the past? Do you have a recommendation for the best mic to use in an open-air/outdoor setting?
Please see the following link to our online FAQ: Mic placement for marching band
The only solution to wind noise is a LARGE windscreen. If typical windscreens are not effective enough, consider larger windscreens from Rycote.
The A81WS windscreen used on a Shure SM57 microphone is very effective.