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http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_accessories/a27m.pdf (dead link?)

Found this while trawling for gear.  I wish I had seen this when I first started out.  A very easy to use guide with angles and degrees of seperation.



Edited by Brian Skalinder:

http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/Microphone-University/StereoTechniques.aspx

Read through this as many times as it takes for it to sink in:  http://www.rycote.com/assets/documents/technical_files/The%20Stereophonic%20Zoom.pdf  :)

The "standard" configs like XY, DINA, DIN, DINA, ORTF, NOS, AB, etc. are useful starting points.  But they're just starting points.  The Stereophonic Zoom is also a starting point, but provides greater flexibility and some rationale for why certain configurations are good in certain scenarios.  Happy reading...
« Last Edit: March 24, 2010, 09:08:52 AM by Brian Skalinder »
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2005, 11:37:40 PM »
DUDE!  You are the fucking man.  That ROCKS!  Wow thats a great reference.  I am gonna print it out like 5 copies and keep them in my gear bag.  T FUCKIN' PLUS! +t

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2005, 07:53:28 AM »
http://www.shure.com/pdf/userguides/guides_accessories/a27m.pdf


Found this while trawling for gear.  I wish I had seen this when I first started out.  A very easy to use guide with angles and degrees of seperation.





wow....it's like concise & everything.
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2005, 07:54:27 AM »
Very nice, +T
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2005, 05:12:40 PM »
So is XY at 90* considered "Blumlein"??  I'm confused here...

Nice find though!

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2005, 05:14:42 PM »
So is XY at 90* considered "Blumlein"?? I'm confused here...

Nice find though!

it's blumlein when you utilize two bi-directional AKA figure of 8 capsules.

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005, 05:19:34 PM »
So is XY at 90* considered "Blumlein"?? I'm confused here...

Nice find though!

it's blumlein when you utilize two bi-directional AKA figure of 8 capsules.

ahhh...hence the word "bi-directional"...always wondered what that meant.  Thanks for proofing the idiot.  ;)

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2005, 06:35:30 PM »
So wait XY should be done at 135* ? ???
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2005, 12:12:39 AM »
Very nice resource.  Easy to understand....+T

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2005, 03:46:18 AM »
So wait XY should be done at 135* ? ???

I believe they recommend the max to be 135, and there's no way you'd want to go below 90.
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2005, 02:49:37 PM »
So wait XY should be done at 135* ? ???

I believe they recommend the max to be 135, and there's no way you'd want to go below 90.

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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2005, 09:02:06 PM »
Any clues why I can't get that link to open?
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2005, 09:36:51 PM »
works for me. Great resource! Now I just need a t-bar and clamp so I can run something other than HRTF ::)
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2005, 05:11:02 PM »
just to clarify, for XY, the mic pointing to the audience right stack is the mic you plug into the right channel and the mic pointing to the left audience stack is the one you plug into the left channel?
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Re: Mic Configurations for Dummies
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2005, 04:10:40 PM »
works for me. Great resource! Now I just need a t-bar and clamp so I can run something other than HRTF ::)

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