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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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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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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 I could only have one mic for FX, I don't think I'd want it to be a shotgun. Shotguns are great, but not for an all-purpose mic. I'd much rather go with an MK4 or MK41. The humidity issues on Schoeps mics are way over-hyped. I doubt you'd have any problems except in the most extreme of conditions, at least based on reports I've heard from Schoeps ...


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An advantage of the MK41 is the ability to upgrade to an MS stereo setup by adding the MK8 to your rig. You can definitely do that with the CMIT5 as well, but its pickup pattern is narrower, so it may not work as well for an MS rig. If unwanted background noise is an issue with your FX recording, the the CMIT5 may be your best choice because of its increased ...


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A Schoeps MS pair (MK capsules with bodies) won't fit inside a mono extended ballgag unless you buy the super expensive active cables ($557 US each last I checked). There are custom Rycote solutions, but the recommended Rycote kit is the AE stereo one, which is about the size of a small watermelon. I was able to jam my MK41/8 pair into a mono size 2, but ...


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