What a breath of fresh air to find this topic! Other people are experiencing the same problems as I am-I thought it was just me. I recently recorded a concert with a 30 piece choir and orchestra. The choir up on risers, brass in front. Used 3 AT4033's on stands behind the brass and wasn't very happy with the result. Of course, the 4033's are known for their off axis respnse... Brass seems to be consistently loud, out of balance, in most events around here. I've been thinking about "embedding" some lavaliers next time...anyone tried this?