Just had my first orchestra recording today. Came up with decent mic techniques using this forum and my good 'ol SOS subscription.
Main stereo pair was a Brauner Phantom C ORTF, over the conductors head. Secondary was a spaced pair (about 10 feet apart) of Neumann 184's. Had some spot mics (a Neumann 184 and 183) on some woodwinds and clari (they were soloists). A drum kit (U87 as OH, and Beta 52 as kick). A 414 on piano, and 421's on the 2 double basses. (Timps were not mic-ed) All of the 13 channels were running through 2, 8-channel presonus preamps. (welcome the weakest link)
My question is, how should I go about mixing this. I probably don't want to sparkle anything, keeping it warm. What are some of your suggestions / practises?