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Options for Stereo Recording?

Subject: Options for Stereo Recording?
From: Walter Knapp <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:03:04 -0400
From: "Jerry Berrier" <>

> Yes, I recently bought a set of croaky-mounted binaural mics from Sound
> Professionals.  I'm having a great time with them, although I have to adm=
> that the cord hanging down my back bothers me much more than I thought it
> would.  It's a heavier cord than I expected, and its weight pulls just
> enough on the glasses to give me a slightly uncomfortable feeling.
> I've gotten spoiled by the superior quality recordings I get with the
> Sennheiser equipment, and I'd like to have that level of quality for ster=
> recordings also.

It is a problem that once you have used high quality equipment it's very
hard to move down.

I'd suggest not moving down, but build on the equipment you have that
you like. This is particularly true if you wish to record quiet ambiance.

Another option would be to get a figure 8 mic and combine it with your
current ME for M/S stereo. The ME series does not include a figure 8, in
Sennheiser you'd have to move into the MKH for that. There is currently
a MKH-30 on ebay, though the current bid price is getting fairly high as
ebay prices go. Well above what I paid on ebay for mine.

A less expensive (but more awkward to use) figure 8 would be something
like the CAD m179.

If portability is a issue, M/S or SASS are pretty easy to use hand held.
As soon as you get into XY or separation, the setups quickly tie you
down to tripods.



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