hi, i'm looking for a low noise HQ setup which i can use in the field. i'd prefer omni mics like he mkh8020, but am distracted by the usual setup, i.e. a tripod, mic clamps, rycote baby balls etc. i wonder if someone has experience with putting two small omnis into a rycote or rode blimp? the spacing of about 30cm would be ok. recommendations appreciated, thanks, udo
I think you'll find that 30 cm between omnis will produce too narrow a stereo field. It's much better to use two zeppelins so you can vary the mic spacing to taste. If you want to get two spaced mics into a zeppelin, I recommend going with cardiods and recording in ORTF. Rycote makes a great mount for that, which I'm using with two sennheiser MKH 8040s. Another option would be to experiment with a Jecklin Disc in between the two omnis.
I recommend reading The Stereophonic Zoom by Michael Williams for more info about AB stereo mic placement.