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Stereo Microphone (BeyerDynamic MCE72)

Hi, Just wanted to know if anyone had any reviews or experiences with using the BeyerDynamic MCE72 stereo mic? How does it compare with other stereo mics? Thanks.
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How important is a stereo microphone when starting out?

Hello. Sorry for the noob question. I recently put up a post on here about the equipment I want to buy as a starter package. I want to start a small sound effects label with professional sounding ...
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Where did the 3:1 rule come from?

I have read that when recording through multiple microphones, that each microphone should be far enough away from each other such that the distance between mics is at least three times the distance ...
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What's the next best stereo configuration to M/S?

I'm getting ready to go out and capture some sounds for a possible boutique library and would like to survey you all. I have MK41 and MK5 capsules, a KMR81i, many dynamic mics etc. but no really good ...
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Why are drums generally panned to the listener's perspective but piano panned to the player's perspective?

i've posed this question to many engineers (even a few who are drummers) and i'm still without an answer. what's even more befuddling is that i have a few recordings where the drums are panned to the ...
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Mid/Side, is it magic? But how does it know its left from its right?

I'm trying to wrap my head around MS recording. If I'm working without an MS encoder, I'm recording onto two channels. One channel takes the centre cardioid, the other takes the figure of eight. So, ...
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How to read and use a Phase / Vectorscope

I been using Izotope Ozone 4 for some time, but I'm still a bit intimidated by the Vectorscope in the stereo-imaging section. When Mastering / Mixing a signal... What "lissajous shape" are you ...
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Sony D50 or Røde NT4 for recording quiet ambience?

I have a Fostex FR2-LE and need a stereo mic for ambience and various quiet stereo recordings. I am between geeting a Røde NT4 and using it with my Fostex or getting a Sony PCM D50 to use the built in ...
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Stereo imaging with headphones

I've read that recordings with proper stereo imaging cannot appropriately be heard with headphones. (This was a side note listed on this article...) Is this true? If so, what is the reasoning? I ...
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How to mic a 50 persons choir standing behind an orchestra

In a certain line-up of a live recording in a classical concert hall, there is a 50 persons choir situated behind a symphony orchestra with quite a few trombones, timpanies and a percussion section. ...
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Using stereo to re-create a stage effect, or to enhance the experience?

Last millenium with the advent of common Stereo equipment, recording engineers often used the stereo effects to re-create a 'stage' like presence in the recordings. I.e. the instruments would be ...
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Is Blumlein ever used in Field Recording?

Hello fellow Sound Designers and Recordists, I'd like to throw this out there and ask: Do you ever use the Blumlein Stereo technique while recording in the field? I like the sound of it on Choir ...
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What are some things you would never record in Stereo?

What are some sound sources you would never want to record in Stereo? and the next part of the question: What are some sound sources you would never want to record in Mono? My rule of thumb is ...
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Making stereo out of mono.

I got a small video to mix turned over to me where the ambiences were all mono (this was a quickie and the FX were cut by the picture editor). It may be quicker for me to find some stereo FX to place ...
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The “make-a-sound-thin” thread

Welcome to the "how to make a thin sound" thread, and in general make sounds stand out from other sounds. It seems like a big trend now-days is to have a thick, low end rounded sound and on there are ...
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Oktava MK-012 as a SFX recording mic? Alternatives?

About SFX recordings, I've read a lot on here. About mics too. I still am surprised not to find anything on the Oktava being used for SFX. I'm in a situation where I have a bit of money, but not so ...
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Atmos recording: MS vs. AB vs. XY vs. ORTF

This may be a bit of a beginner's question, but I moved to NYC from australia and left my second Oktava cardioid behind. I need to record some ambiences for a film, and I was wondering what you ...
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A decent stereo pair of microphones at a reasonable price?

Hello. I'm curious to know what people are using as a stereo pair of microphones for their recordings? I've been looking at the usual suspects, but was curious to know if there is any underdogs in the ...
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How do you record your ambiences?

This question is mainly aimed at generic ambiences. So for instance, the type you'd find in a library rather than recorded specifically for a scene. I'm curious as to what microphones and stereo ...