Yes, I had the event last month. I used the DR07MKII with the microphones in the "straight on" position (I did read your advice and I tried to figure out what would work best, so please do not think I just ignored you) The recordings did come out really well, however, you were right, Having the mics in a straight on pattern does produce sort of a mono sound, even when recording in stereo. I can hear a huge difference in the applause. Since the 22WL's microphones are XY, the applause sounds more of a stereo, as opposed to having the mics straight on for the 07MKII. One positive thing though: having the mics straight on allowed them to eliminate any side noises or have them not appear as much. There were certain sounds in the audience that my camera picked up but the recorder did not, so I liked that feature. However, I am thinking about investing in either a DR-44WL or a DR-100MKIII. Either one will probably be my final purchase of a TASCAM recorder since those two appear to be the more professional ones. However, I am not sure which one to choose, since the 44WL have XY Microphones and the 100MKIII have "straight on" mics as well as those two small omnidirectional mics on top. I may go with the 44WL, but for right now I'll just do some research Thanks again!