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I've been unsuccessfully looking for a single point stereo MS mic, that isn't a shotgun, for some time.

I had the Sony ECM MS957 many years ago and that's hardly professional.

I've used the VP88 for a few years and it's simply too noisy for ambient work.

I see there is now the MS957PRO - but is it really pro?

Surely there's a better option out there?

They no longer make the Pearl MS mics and a full Schoeps MS set is a little too bulky and expensive for my needs.

Anybody got any better ideas?

Thanks.

  • Does "Single Point" mean that it's contained all in one mic body? – Utopia Mar 31 '11 at 17:30
  • @Utopia - yes, a single stereo MS microphone on one body. – analoghell Mar 31 '11 at 17:48
  • A Schoeps CCM ms set is about the smallest (and one of the nicest) MS systems you can get...it fits inside a Rycote ballgag. – Justin P Mar 31 '11 at 19:13
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What about something like this?

http://audiomonde.hu/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=1291&Itemid=181

  • @utopia these are the Pearl mics i mention in my question. I believe they are no longer manufactured. I do keep an eye out on ebay, but i'm told they are a little noisy also. – analoghell Mar 31 '11 at 17:50
  • @analoghell OH lol... Sorry! I heard they have poor shielding, too. I can tell the Schoeps booth at NAB that there is an interest in an M/S mic that's not a shotgun. – Utopia Mar 31 '11 at 17:52
  • How about this? sanken-mic.com/upload/pdf/en/cms-7s.pdf – Utopia Mar 31 '11 at 17:56
  • neumann.com/… – Utopia Mar 31 '11 at 17:58
  • neumann.com/… (if you can find one) – Utopia Mar 31 '11 at 18:00
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Well the only other one I know of is the Ambient Products Emesser, but I get the feeling that this isn't what you're gonna want. By single point I assume you mean a single unit that it's an M/S system contained in a single chassis.

  • indeed. I believe the Emesser is designed to work with shotguns? Though I don't see why it wouldn't with something like a MKH 8050. Still, the single body aspect is crucial to my requirements. – analoghell Mar 31 '11 at 14:50
  • @analoghell, I don't pretend to be an authority on the matter, but apart from the sony mic you mentioned above, I've never heard of a single unit that does M/S. – g.a.harry Mar 31 '11 at 16:38
  • @analonghell, I don't know how DIYish you are but I just found these schematics to make your own...mp3forkidz.com/mic/msmicV2.html. There's also the 9506k from PAIA, paia.com/proddetail.asp?prod=9506K, but it looks like it's stand mounted and would be rather trixy to suspend in a blimp. – g.a.harry Mar 31 '11 at 16:41
  • @g.a.harry thanks - i think you may be correct. i'm aware of the various DIY kits and plans, but while my electronics skills are ok, my machining skills are not! Anything I could make would really not be up to the rigours of traveling and field recording in general. – analoghell Mar 31 '11 at 17:46
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There is also the avantone CK40, i've never heard it but i'd love to try it curious

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/CK40/

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I know its not really an M/S mic, but how about the Soundfield ST350?

Its single-point, portable (fits in a rycote) and high quality. The pre-amp can also be switched to output M/S instead of Left/Right. And if you've got the track count, B-Format!

It's a little bit expensive though...

http://www.soundfield.com/products/st350.php

Soundfield ST350 http://www.studiocare.com/store/images/products/Soundfield/SSOVST350_2.jpg

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    If one was to buy a ST350, one should wait for the ST450. soundfield.com/news/news_st450.php Also, working with B-Format, there's a new B-Format decoder I've been beta testing that's now available, the Harpex-B. harpex.net/download.html The Harpex-B is the best 1st order B-Format decoder for tetrahedral microphones (SoundField, Core Sound, DIY), even if you're only working in stereo. – Daniel Courville Apr 3 '11 at 15:16

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