Not really worth discussing the positioning of the mics other than to say they are just dumped in the middle of the stage with no real consideration for the soloist or the recorded sound. The mics are schoeps colette series. It's not possible to tell what capsule is being used. Probably MK2s or MK21. They are used with active extension tube.


From your link... "Clip the microphone onto the headphone cable as close to the mouth as possible" Sound follows the inverse square law - to massively over-simplify, twice as far away is a quarter as loud, 4x times further = 1/16th as loud. So let's assume your background noise remains constant… & we have a mic 2 cm from your mouth compared to one ...

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