I have been looking at expanding my mic collection and I am thinking about buying a Sanken CSS-5. I will be renting one for a few days soon to test it out. Does anyone have any go to things they always record when trying out a new mic?
I don't really mean doing a mic shoot out like described on this thread (http://socialsounddesign.com/questions/5576/opinions-on-setting-up-a-mic-test), more like if you have any tips on how to best get the feel of a mic the first time you get you hands on it, a good way to really run it through its paces.
Currently my plans are to grab some ambiences with it in its two stereo modes in both loud and quiet environments, as well as record some foley-esque props with it in mono. Basically just work with it on whatever the week throws my way. Any further suggestions would be great.
Tips don't have to apply to the CSS-5 any ideas getting to know a new mic would be great.