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microphone distance in spaced omnidirectional field recording

I think its a matter of personal preference - mine being roughly shoulder-width apart. Since you're experimenting with spaced omni's, be sure to look into the Jecklin Disk technique.
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

Oktava MK012 have a reputation for being not as quiet as most similar microphones. Both the electrical self-noise and the mechanical handling noise are weak spots in the Oktava's reputation. If I had ...
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Record a room with people without miking them individually

Your only solution within budget is to have hand-held mic(s), passed to each speaker in turn. Optimally each mic has a handler to do the physical moves. (You could squeeze that into budget by bringing ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

No direct experience with the Oktavas, but the 4022s are really good mics and have a great reputation with nature sound recordists. There is also evidence of them testing quieter than the spec from ...
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Oktava or Audio-Technica for Omni Ambience Recording?

I like my AT4022s a lot and I prefer them to the Oktavas (which I've used a few times). Folks who own the Oktavas tend to enthuse about them, but I like many of the AT 40 series of microphones.
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Naiant X-X omni miniature mics

You can't expect that the Naiant microphones can perform as well as microphones that cost 10x to 50x more $$$. You can expect that the Naiant microphones will have somewhat more self-noise, perhaps ...
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