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Offline Taylor

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Best way to set up mics
« on: July 14, 2003, 10:08:51 AM »
I have a Question..i have read lots of post on here about various thing all great....i'm a newbie at all this..so i was wondering if you could help me ...here goes... what is the best(your pref) set up as far as mics go for lawn...DIN,ORTF, or what?
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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2003, 10:12:47 AM »
all depends on the caps you are running.  I would assume you're talking about cards.  Where I would recommend ORTF, but other configs would give you pleasing results as well.
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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2003, 10:31:49 AM »
One rule of thumb that was quoted in another thread (by ducati, I believe...can't remember which thread it's in or I'd put a link herE) is to widen your pattern the further away you are from the source...from close to far, X-Y, ORTF, DIN and NOS. Of course, there's the question of how far is far, and what kind of mics/caps you're running, if you're indoor/outdoor, etc., etc.

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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2003, 12:42:00 PM »
When you said widen, are you talking about spacing or angle?  I assume apcing since, ORTF is a greater angle the DIN correct?

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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2003, 01:09:55 PM »
ORTF is 110 degrees where din uses 90.  I believe he was referrring to angle, but this bring up an intresting subject: Spaced Cards.

Have any of ya'll tried your hand at spacing cards, have you found a good distance where you get a wide stereo image without the hole in the middle?
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2003, 01:23:14 PM »
Yes - DIN and NOS are both 90 degrees but DIN is 20cm between caps whereas NOS is 30cm. I meant cap spacing - if you go with 110 degrees way far back then there will likely be a hole in the middle...

I should put a big-ass disclaimer here that this is all based on what I've read and not actual practice...but I've read a lot. ;D

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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2003, 06:19:54 PM »
ran from the lawn, dfc, for dave matthews the other day. ran xy at 13ft and got a great recording, being from the lawn and with c1000s

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Re:Best way to set up mics
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2003, 10:38:29 AM »
Thanks

 

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