I'm looking to run a Schoeps M/S rig into a Sound Devices 702. I know the preferred way is to go full CCM, but I already have one CMBI + MK2 and want to pick up an MK8 or CCM8 and run M/S. My application is field recordings, nature, SFX and acoustic music. I want to achieve a wide, ambient stereo field.
Can I run a CMBI/MK2 with a CCM8 in a Rycote Mono Extended Ballgag with the special stereo suspension clips? The diameters of the CMBI and CCM are the same, so I figure the stereo suspension option should work. The CMBI is a bit shorter than the CMC, so I'm thinking that pairing it with the CCM will further limit handling noise in the smaller blimp.
I know this is a weird setup. But I already own the CMBI/MK2 and would prefer to extend by it adding one mic (figure 8) rather than starting from starch. This, unless you think that there are good reasons to unload my CMBI/MK2 and build a full CCM rig.
The other option, of course, is the go with a CMC/MK8 to run with the CMBI/MK2. This is a slightly cheaper option and does give me the modular flexibility of the MK line.