At times, I have to record a live orchestra performance but the organiser of the concert refused to let me put up overhead mic stands on stage as they affect the view of the audience. Since I do not have any access to set up suspending microphone, up to now, what I would do is to place the mics at around performers' height, 3-4 in front of the orchestra and 2 in front of the woodwind section. (I have only 6 cardioid/omnis in hand.) This often ended up with an unbalanced sound - e.g. edgy 1st violins/cellos, loud flutes, soft violas and bass. Apart from the limitation with cost of acquiring more mics to get a better balance, I do not think adding in more mics is feasible for my production because I am recording these events as a "one-man-band" (I do not have the time to set up something bigger!). Does anyone have some suggestion / share your experience for me to tackle this problem?