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Re: Am I looking for omnidirectional or not?

Subject: Re: Am I looking for omnidirectional or not?
From: "Lou Judson" inaudio
Date: Wed Sep 5, 2007 7:33 am ((PDT))
One approach to using omnis such as WL-183s (I have an older pair of
WL83s, very similar) is using the shoulder mounting a la Dan Dugan's
recording vest, with the diaphragms pointing up (so the treble is
even around the 360 field) - or forward if you prefer the focus to be
more like how you face rather than 360 degrees. Having the slightly
brighter front facing your chosen direction emulates the front to
back sensatioon of the ears... at least effectively if not literally.

One advantage of the shoulder mount is that you can monitor it on
headphones while you record. Or hang the vest with the mics on a tree
or whatever, allowing quick changes if you want to walk away and let
it record...

Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio

"I usually make the master AND the reverence copies..."

On Sep 1, 2007, at 9:59 AM, Scott Fraser wrote:

<<As I continue to do my homework, I am finding out that the WL183's are
omnidirectional. And omnidirectional is great for true stereo imaging
in 360. >>

Sort of. A dirty little secret of the industry is that all
omnidirectional microphones become increasingly directional at higher
frequencies, some not so much, & some very much so. Some very
desirable extremely expensive omnis in fact are cardioid in their
upper octaves of response. So aiming the mics at the desired object
is still an important consideration with omnis.

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