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    Field rec microphone technique comparison samples?


    Hi all,

    I'm looking for samples of different microphone techniques used in field recordings for demonstrative purposes in a class about field recording. I would be particularly interested in any recordings where the same or a similar source has been recorded with different microphones and/or different techniques, such as: binaural, shotgun, M/S stereo shotgun, or other different (omni or cardioid) stereo techniques. I'm aiming to demonstrate some differences in the images captured with the different techniques by comparing these (and other) recordings.

    I would particularly be interested in any M/S stereo shotgun recordings where the M and S channels are still separate, so I could demonstrate to the students how one can change the balance between the ambience and the focal center (and hence in a way "zoom in" to a sound) by adjusting the balance between the mid and the side.

    I'd be very grateful if anyone knows sounds that would be useful for such demonstrations either on this site or elsewhere, or if anyone has recorded sounds him/herself that would fit what I'm looking for.

    Thanks in advance!

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    There are a couple of samples that I've posted that were recorded with a shotgun + figure of 8. You can use the (free) voxengo MSED to mute the mid/side alternatively to listen to the mics separately + boost the side to hear it more clearly.

    MSED: http://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

    some M-S samples:

    http://www.freesound.org/people/Yuval/sounds/185598/

    http://www.freesound.org/people/Yuval/sounds/187279/

    http://www.freesound.org/people/Yuval/sounds/185367/

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    for ms maybe user http://www.freesound.org/people/felix.blume/ can help you. he made a lot of these recordings.

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    Thanks Yuval and Klankbeeld! Yuval, have I understood this right that I can I entirely reverse the matrixing of those sounds, so that if I mute the side I'll get only the Schoeps CMIT 5u signal, and if I mute the mid I get only MK8?

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    yes- that is correct. You will need to boost the side signal though- I mixed it very low because there was so much environmental "noise" (talking, machines etc).

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    Thanks Yuval!

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    Hi there from a newbie! For my Masters in audio a few years ago, I recorded a string quartet using 3 different stereo techniques simultaneously (Blumlein, ORTF, and coincident I think). would this be of any use to you?

    best

    brian

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    Sorry for the slow reply wondrousmusic - it seems the email notifications on new posts don't work for me. I've already given the class so I'm no longer looking for samples at present, but thank you for offering!

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