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Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics

Subject: Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics
From: "Klas Strandberg" klasstrandberg
Date: Fri Jan 1, 2010 4:47 pm ((PST))
You can just swap the leads. There is + polarity in both 2 and 3. 
Have I misunderstood??


At 00:16 2010-01-02, you wrote:

>Hi Rob,
>Ah, I forgot about the phase reversal - that will kill the idea 
>because the phantom power will also be reversed if done by just 
>switching the +/- mic leads. Had the NT5s had battery power then it 
>might have worked. I guess if the FR2 had more than  2 channels I 
>could have recorded everything separately and then just MS processed 
>in the DAW. I wonder if I could save the left+centre to one channel 
>and the right+centre to the other channel and then extract the 
>centre in later processing?
>I live on a 22 acre farm surrounded by bush, so the location is very 
>quiet. Plans are to record animals sounds around the area - frogs in 
>the dams, various birds raiding our organic blueberries, wallabies 
>and paddy melons munching outside the bedroom window etc (sadly we 
>have not heard any Devils fighting for many years). So plenty of 
>chance for quiet ambience and also focused recording - I'm thinking 
>of also putting the AT4022 into a parabola.
> > Hi Keith--
> > Welcome to the list.
> > Sometimes everyone does overlook the most elegant solutions. I think
> > there may be a few challenges in your design but that doesn't mean it
> > can't be done. With a 2 channel recorder, you need to get the
> > capsules really close together, sum the signals from the mics with
> > one signal inverted and figure out how to power both mics from
> > phantom. Hopefully one of the several excellent mic engineers who
> > read the list will elaborate.
> >
> > You can get the flexibility of M-S in post with any stereo array by
> > using a pair of M-S "Matrix" plugs in your post chain, one to convert
> > the L/R stereo to M-S (insert effects plugs here) then another to
> > convert the M-S signal back to L/R stereo. Tom Erbe's free, +Matrix
> > plugs seem to work with very good transparency.
> >
> > As for M-S and other mic options, it would be helpful to know whether
> > you are going to be wanting recordings of ambience in quiet locations
> > or mostly concentrating on louder sounds like robust animal calls and
> > effects?  Rob D.
> > --
> >
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