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There's no perfect solution to this one. As you mentioned omnis are out of the question so go with cardioids or figure-8s with the nulls pointed at the brass and percussion. You could also put up some reflectors behind the orchestra to help reduce the bleed. Where to place the mics is just a matter of finding the best compromise - far enough from the ...
Are you trying to record a gang, or record yourself several times and create a gang? In the latter case, there is no scientific difference between using an OMNI mic with panning, and using any co-incident stereo system, all these techniques rely on intensity based stereophony. What you can try though - depending of the amount of overdubs you plan - is ...
Your mic is ok. What you hear is called Audio Clipping. Clipping limits a signal once it exceeds a certain threshold of signal values representation. You can also find some explanation here. Unfortunately, when clipping introduced - the original signal is not reconstructable.
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