The Elf wrote:
Mike Stranks wrote:I do recall a conversation that the Elf and I had a while back now where we scratched our heads about the effectiveness of an omni as a Mid - not that either of us had tried it then... don't know if he has since...
I was thinking that this might be a good option as an audience mic arrangement for my live recordings this year.
I finally got round to trying the omni-centred mid-side approach during a band practice in our living room. The centre mic is a Studio Projects SC4, the figure of 8 is a t.bone SC1100.
As the fiddler I found I had to be about half the distance from the mics as our melodeon player in order to get a fair balance, and I also had to raise the mics close to violin/shoulder height. Doubtless similar issues would apply in a pub full of singers or a session.
The other instruments are Roland pian, assorted percussion and an old and well worked-on Hohner melodeon.https://youtu.be/w6VYVcn1AeM
We were thinking of doing some demos with crossed pairs and omni spot mics, but I'm now wondering whether results like this won't achieve everything we need.