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Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics

Subject: Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics
From: "oystercoveau" oystercoveau
Date: Fri Jan 1, 2010 7:37 pm ((PST))

It's interesting that our appreciation of different stereo configurations 
changes over time. I listened to The Beatles "Revolver" and "Rubber Soul" 
albums recently after not playing them for 20 years or so, and found the stereo 
placements rather odd, so much so that I tweaked the panning on my mixer to 
give (for me) a more "normal" mix (sacrilege I know, but hard-panned voices 
just don't sound right!) - and in headphones it was even worse. I subsequently 
found out that apart from "Let It Be" and "Abbey Road", all the Beatles albums 
were meant to be mono anyway. 

So over the next few months I will try the various stereo options for recording 
in the field and see what 'lights my fire'. I think that final mix flexibility 
will be a major imperative, and as long as it can be done live into a 2-channel 
recorder it will be interesting (and fun) to test the various techniques.


--- In  "Grant Finlay" <> wrote:
> --- In  "oystercoveau" <bdfarm@> wrote:  
> >....I guess the reason why I like the idea of MS is the more focused centre 
> >mike supported by adjustable stereo ambiance from the sides....
> > Keith
> Yep,
> Thats the very reason why I use M/S. 
> Sometimes it's not as spacious as I'd like, thats why I'm looking at getting 
> a stereo set of mkh8040's as well.
> I've never mixed my recordings with music, but to me the idea of using an 
> orft setup sounds better in theory. That way the SFX are in a wider 
> soundstage. Of coure it's easy to do that but pulling down the M channel in a 
> M/S recording, It's a matter of personal taste I guess...
> Just thought I'd mention an alternative set up that sounds a lot easier then 
> what you are planning to do. 
> Regards, 
> Grant.

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