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Sennheiser MKH 40 Sennheiser MKH 30 Rycote suspension w/ pistol grip Rycote Stereo Windshield size AE Rycote Stereo Windjammer Rycote Stereo Connbox Rycote MS stereo mic clips Boom pole of your choice The only alternative I'd consider is a Schoeps MS rig, but $4k will barely cover the capsules and power supplies. But equally sweet, for different reasons. ...


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"IN 1/2 MS MATRIX" This recording mode lets you record with mid-side (m/s) mic signals through inputs 1/2. The sub menu simply lets you adjust the relative levels of mid channel and side channel. Here is a short intro to m/s: Basically the mid signal represents the sounds that "sound" the same in both left and right side (L + R), and the side signal ...


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I recommend you read these two articles for more insight on M/S recording, which, by the way, I absolutely recommend you do: http://designingsound.org/2013/10/charles-maynes-on-mid-side-recording/ http://designingsound.org/2014/02/la-underground-an-interview-with-charles-maynes/ And as as addendum, I would say that, so long as you have extra channels or ...


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I ended up going with the MK41 and MK8 capsules on xt bodies. Have to say that I love the sound of these mics and recording in MS has introduced me to a whole new world of possibilities for sound effects gathering. The mono mid capsule is indispensable and the ability to choose how wide or how much stereo image you use in post is fantastic. Compared to "...


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SOME M/S microphones provide discrete access to the Mid and Side outputs, but most provide only the matrixed Left and Right derived signal outputs. Your question cannot be definitively answered as a generic question. It depends on exactly WHICH M/S mic you are talking about and whether it provides Mid and Side outputs? Specifically, the Sennheiser MKH ...


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It's stereo alright, but not much more. I love the Oktava 012 for many things (which I assume you are using as you mentioned the Figure Of 8-adapter), it's one of my go-to mics for several types of ambiances for one, especially when building perspective against maybe a MKH40 or a DPA 4012. But that adapter isn't very good, regretfully. For a microphone to ...


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I have the H5 and I looked at the manual for you. The functions relating to MS Raw monitoring assume that you have started with the MS mike capsule. That is not the standard mike capsule that comes in the box. You would have had to buy it separately. If you did not buy that MS mike kit, those functions do not apply to you. Presumably if you had MS mikes ...


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As you are in the short term using the 8 figure mic with your cmit5, the size factor is not really to be taken into account (using a ccm with the cmit will require a large suspension and windshield, you might even have issues finding an appropriate suspension to make both capsules coincident). The answer might be different if you were looking to purchase two ...


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I would put all mid/side tracks into Pro Tools as stereo tracks, with mid on the "left" channel and side on the "right". That way all editing will be sure to apply to both the mid and side signals identically. Then you can put in a decoder plug-in or send them to a bus for "manual" decoding. Or you could break them out again after editing. Another approach ...


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Well, in the end it's just a matter of gain (and personal taste) - so it doesn't really matter all that much since you can alter the gain (and even EQ) pre-matrix in the DAW - this will effectively alter your stereo width (and potential phasing issues) down the line. There';s no hard and fast rule with MS in this regard. The image can be whatever you want. ...


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dunno if thats what you are looking for but there is a free plug called voxengo msed, that does ms encoding/decoding, as far as i understand http://www.voxengo.com/group/free-vst-plugins/


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My setup is based around a Schoeps CCM 41 and CCM 8. I think I'm using it the same way you want to do and I'm overall very happy with the results. The leak in the stereo image is there, but is very rarely a problem and the distance factor of the CCM 41 is quite better than the CCM 4, when you decide in post to make it mono, it's a lot better spotted with ...


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Joseph is right, the output is different, because of the 'rear' pickup your stereo field is not correct. This might result in phasing issues and perhaps more noticeable a stereo image leak from R>L and L>R. A car passing behind you would first be heard softly from the opposite direction in your stereo image. But if you're only interested in spot miking with ...


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Although both will work just fine the output will be different. Using a cardioid, when the MS is decoded, will give you an exact cardioid XY configuration. Using a supercardioid distorts this but it may be what you're after. A friend and colleague of mine had a great excel spreadsheet which graphs the output based on different M mics. I'll have to get it ...


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If you want to capture surround sound ambience, I'd recommend to you to use 2 stereosets instead of a double MS. Because of it's setup, Double MS is not 'really' a surround setup, it's something between of it. If you want to get something wide, take 2 stereo sets: one in front, one in rear. best Guido


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It's a matter of taste really. My take on this is that Schoeps and Sennheiser are the staples in high-quality, well-engineered field mics. Sennheiser being generally more technically appealing (better specs) workhorse mic (never fails, gets the job done), but Schoeps for the Schoeps sound, which to me is the most well-balanced around, pretty much regardless ...


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If you are going to use an 8050 with that setup you are going to need to spend some time learning the pickup pattern and how that affects your decoded MS. The little lobe in the back can play tricks on your image when items move from behind the ring to around the front. Just get a feel for it. Have someone ride a bicycle around the rig and you'll know what I ...


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