In an auditorium situation (such as the Kodak Theater), how would you set up your audience mics to capture the audience of an awards-type show most naturally?
Keep in mind the podium would be in mono in the final mix.
How would you configure the stereo image and which mics would you use? Where would you place the microphones? (preferably mics that would work merely at the end of an XLR cable without any extra power boxes, etc).
Does anyone have experience doing this type of gig?