Which mics are best to use and where should I place them for live reinforcement and recording of our church orchestra? Right now we have several BG4.1 mics and we get a lot of brass on our woodwinds!
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The BG 4.1 is a fine choice for miking an orchestra.
If the mics are picking up too much brass, then you have the following two choices:
1) Move the microphones closer to the woodwinds.
2) Get the orchestra to balance better acoustically. That is, have the brass play softer.
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