I have the opportunity to use a Schoeps double M/S system, but I don't have a recorder with enough channels. I have two 2-channel recorders, and I'm hoping I will be able to get away with this setup and use a clap to sync up the two recorders. If I had two 702 Sound Devices I could link them up without worries, but my second recorder is a Fostex FR-2, which doesn't seem to allow me to link units together.
My worry is that even the minuscule time difference between the clap being captured by the front M/S and back M/S and recorded on each recorder will create an inaccurate image and maybe cause some phasing and wrong decoding. Are my suspicions valid?
If you advise me against this I'll just rent a recorder with enough channels...
Also, has anyone recorded on this setup? Any tips would be much appreciated!