Good morning from Prague,
today, I'm recording some stereo ambiences for a short film. Shame on me, but I used M-S mic just once so far for a school exercise. (We had to create some layered ambiences and in the end, it went the lo-fi way because I used even my poor pal H4N when M-S mic wasn't available...)
Our humble sound department is kind of limited so I'm forced to chose between these M-S mics: MKH418S or Sony ECM MS-5 or X/Y Rode NT4
I would chose MKH but: is it really a good choice recording ambiences with M-S? Also: would 2 MS mics set in opposite directions help me in later 5.1 mix? What is your regular approach? And what would it be in this situation? There's a possibility to get a pair of Beyerdynamic MC 930. Should I try it if available or is it just a silly idea?
Thanks and have a nice day, Martin