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Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics

Subject: Re: MS-stereo and figure-8 mics
From: "Mike Rooke" picnet2
Date: Sat Jan 2, 2010 1:40 am ((PST))
    Somewhat related;

I recently experimented with using two ("that looks good enough") matched omni 
mics next to each other to form a dipole mic. From the two omnis, a figure 8 is 
obtained plus the omni+omni is used to form two cardioids. Not for the faint of 
heart, the processing matrix and pre and post EQ is rather cumbersome. My blog 
entry includes a link to Marks original dipole microphone article which is very 

Keith did you consider a boundary using the NT5's?

Ive since made a quad dipole mic using for omni capsules sitting on the top of 
a zoom h2 recorder directly soldered to the original (internal) mic inputs.  
Blumlien (dual figure 8) and other patterns should be possible. But to stress 
the matching & matrixing is rather problematic would be an understatement.


--- 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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