I've been mixing the multitrack Logic project files of a live performance. Overall audio quality is good, but there's a lot of bleed on the tracks. Bleed is expected in a situation like this, but it's worse than is usual due to the acoustics of the room. (I think this is mostly because of lots of high-acoustic reflections from a wall of windows behind the band. Other live recordings of the same band with much the same setup don't have these problems.)
A couple of the songs are good but the vocals need work. The performer in question was playing mandolin and singing, both captured by separate mics on stage. (He forgot his preamp that day so couldn't plug into the board.) Of course, the reverse will also be needed.
I'd like to fly in some vocal tracks from another live performance for the first few songs, where the singer was just warming up but the band was playing well, but I'll have to do a better job of isolating these tracks more so I have more freedom to edit. How can I reduce vocal bleed on an instrument mic and vice-versa?
The recording has additional problems, such as a lot of bleed into the drum mics (an overhead condensor and a dynamic mic for the cajon) but drums are more easily gated to deal with this. What strategies should I use to deal with this?