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Re: MS Stereo mic combination

Subject: Re: MS Stereo mic combination
From: Wild Sanctuary <>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 06:29:45 -0700
The wider the Mid pattern, Fred, the more robust the result when you
encode to stereo. Although I have 2 MKH20s, now, I still prefer the
MKH 30/40 combination because, for me, it provides the best solution
for a wide range of applications. A cardioid Mid (as compared to a
narrower field with the 50s - 70s) preserves the low end better, as

With omnis as a Mid, you get a "false" center and never know quite
where that is in post-production (mixing).


>I have access to a Sennheiser MKH70 and own a CAD M179.  I think the
>179 would work as the S part of a MS stereo setup (when set to the
>Figure 8 option), but am unsure of the MKH70 as the M part.  I have
>seen discussion here about the MKH60 and MKH40 used as the mid on MS
>stereo.  Is the MKH70 too "focused" for such an application?  Does
>anyone have any thoughts on whether such a combination would be
>"Microphones are not ears,
>Loudspeakers are not birds,
>A listening room is not nature."
>Klas Strandberg
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