Hello Everyone, I'd appreciate your thoughts about this classical concert I recorded recently; it's piano with violin, and then piano with cello and clarinet. The conditions were nearly the same as a previous concert I recorded, which I talked about here: same pianist, same hall, same mics and recording equipment. However, this time I placed the mics differently. Roughly speaking, the mics in ORTF setup were 8 to 10 feet in front of the players, at about 10 to 11 feet above the stage floor. You can hear the recording here. I have a sample of the piano and violin, then a sample of piano with clarinet and cello. I'm afraid I might have had the mics too high... Since I have a stand that goes pretty high now, I made a quick decision to place the mics at the same height as the house recording mics, figuring the venue engineers probably knew what they were doing. (The house mics were not being used to record at the time). While both the piano and violin sound reverberant, the violin sounds a little weak to my ears. I'll add that the piano was a full sized concert grand with the lid all the way open, and I noticed even during rehearsal that the violin was being overpowered by the piano. While I'm learning more each time I record, I find it frustrating that there's almost no time to test out various mic setups before these performances. The performers use every minute of time during the rehearsal to play, so there's almost no time for me to listen back to my recording and adjust my mics. It's all kind of a guessing game based on previous experience. I think this time it might have helped to have the mics a little lower, to catch more of the violin. I did get positive feedback from the client, who was happy with the recording. But I'd like to keep improving. I'd appreciate any thoughts you'd care to share. Thanks!