Hello everyone, I am new here. Not having the budget to hire a sound engineer, I have been asked to record my orchestras upcoming concert. I've tried to pick up as much as I can but don't get a really good sound. Can I please get some pointers about how best to record a symphony orchestra with the following equipment: * Two audio technica 4047 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphones * tascam DR100 digital recorder * XLR cables * Shure S15A mic stand (so it can go up to 15 feet high) The orchestra has 70 people in it. I recorded our last concert and a few rehearsals to test out the process and overall get a muddy sound I think. Where is the best place to put the mics? How high up and how far in front of the group? Where should they be pointing? Any and all help to get the best acoustic sound is very much appreciated! I'm not looking for the concertgebouw or Disney Hall sound, but looking for the best I can do with my equipment. I have attached a picture of the orchestra and if you look closely, you'll see my mic set up and placement in the front. I am overall not very happy with the results. The sound was way too distant, diffused, and just didn't like it did when in the room.