C P A R I S
The challenge is then to move the musicians around so as to balance the music parts without a mixing console. Post processing is pointless since the sound is already as natural as it can be. This is the best match between the art of music and the science of acoustics.
An acoustic recording results whenever the musicians are placed in such as way that the balance between the music parts is realised by the recording space. This is reminiscent of the technique used in the early days of recording when the musicians were arranged around a horn which collected and focused the sound to the recording equipment.