I would like to know how to improve the recording I made of my orchestras performance of a piano concerto. The room is difficult to record (all the curtains absorb the sound giving a rather dead sound). Since we have little budget, rather than hiring a recording engineer, I will have to suffice for that position. My equipment was two audio technica 4047 large-diaphragm cardioid condenser mics with a shure s15A telescoping stand, and a tascam DR-100 field recorder with XLR cables. Please download the sample recording here: https://download.yousendit.com/RmNBUGhVdkd6RTljR0E9PQ This is a large download (about 48 megs). I included a small picture to show mic placement. The microphones were in an X/Y configuration about 5 feet from the stage and about 13 feet above the floor. The mics were facing slightly down and focused on the rear of the cello/viola section and the rear of the second violins. The piano was about 2 feet from edge of the stage so I would guess the mic was 6-7 feet in front of the piano. The winds and trumpets are almost completely lost (they were directly in front of the mics). Since in an X/Y pattern, neither mic is facing them, I thought they would still be caught by the overlap of the X/Y pattern produced from both mics. Also, the timpani is very soft compared to the snare drum though they were right next to each other. I also find the stereo spread very mono sounding - I thought that X/Y was known for wide stereo spread?? How can I get better results? Thanks.