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MS Stereo mic combination

Subject: MS Stereo mic combination
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 22:52:46 -0400
From: Wild Sanctuary <>

> Hmmmm...  Not according to the folks at Sennheiser, who were
> instrumental in developing the MS technology, Klas. It was designed
> in the late 70s to compensate for the -3dB drop in the phantom center
> of XY stereo recordings and certainly not for "perfect mono."

This is a lot of why I went with MS over XY for several setups. Most
mics give their best performance right on axis. XY has no mics who's
axis is aimed at center. Recording a single caller you will always be
recording with the off axis performance of your mics. I'd much rather
the ambiance be the off axis part than the central performer.



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