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Re: NT-SF1

Postby ManFromGlass » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:44 pm

Super! I’ll get right over there.
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Re: NT-SF1

Postby Sam Inglis » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:50 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:With my normal example of the circle of shanty singers standing round the mic I'm thinking I'd use the Blumlein to give the basic stereo image of all the singers and and focus in on whoever's leading the shanty at the time using the cardioid.

Really glad to hear you've taken the plunge into the Ambisonics rabbit hole, I'm sure it will bring you a huge amount of fun and satisfaction!

Theoretically at least Blumlein isn't recommended for recording from the centre of a circle because in a Blumlein array you have a 90 degree acceptance angle at the front and back, and 90 degree wedges either side where weird phasey stuff goes on. If you want 360-degree coverage then back-to-back cardioids might be a better starting point.
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Re: NT-SF1

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:05 am

We recorded a CD using the original Calrec. We set up in a circle around the mic and played all tracks live. The thing was that one of our players always played louder than the rest of us. Twist of a knob and a wonderful balance was achieved.
I’m looking forward to CC’s experiences with this new mic.
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Re: NT-SF1

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:00 am

Thanks, Sam. I was already seeing some uncomfortable drawbacks with that. You've explained why.

MFG: that's precisely the sort of control I'm looking for :)

March 24th is when I'm doing my first serious work with it when I record the Bath City Waits. I'm hoping that placing the mic in the centre of them is going to feel a lot more natural for them than the usual close miking.

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Re: NT-SF1

Postby ManFromGlass » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:29 pm

Perhaps your adventures would make a fascinating multi-part article here?
The good, the bad, the awesome. :thumbup:
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Re: NT-SF1

Postby ConcertinaChap » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Well certainly when I have more to say I'll say it here.

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