you can use DPA miniature mics for ambiance (omni 4060 or 4061 enventually with dedicate DPA miniature preamp), they are relatively cheap for the quality.
From: andy butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sat, February 26, 2011 12:40:56 PM
Subject: Re: Recording an Album
Todd Matthews wrote:
> Dear Prolific Looping Album Maker:
2 things no-one mentioned afaik.
If you're signal is going through your looping rig
then *that* is going to impact on audio quality.
This *may* mean that using a studio won't make a lot of difference.
Using the natural reverb of a church for looping needs
some pretty good monitor speakers. (*good* being
your subjective preference).
...and at least 2 more microphones with pre-amps to
get the ambience.