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Re: Am I looking for omnidirectional or not?

Subject: Re: Am I looking for omnidirectional or not?
From: "Danny Meltzer" dannymeltzer
Date: Wed Sep 5, 2007 9:51 am ((PDT))
The 183s are very versatile that's for sure.

--- In  Lou Judson <> wrote:
> 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
> Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio
> 415-883-2689
> "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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