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stereo techniques
« on: July 29, 2003, 12:50:39 PM »
When learning different stereo techniques did everyone break out the protractor & ruler?

Seems to me you would have to untill you get it down. Mine looks right but is it?

Guess I'm off to buy a protractor?

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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2003, 12:57:43 PM »
i have used a dollar bill to see how close my caps were to 17 cm. A dollar is 6 inches and 17cm = 6.6 inches.

Angles i just eye.

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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2003, 01:23:04 PM »
I'll admit it... I take a ruler, Ive tryed to eyeball it, but when I take out the ruler to check, its always wrong. :(
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2003, 01:27:12 PM »
I have a tape ruler and protractor...hardly ever pull them out...but never a bad idea if I am running ORTF or something different from my usual DIN which I can generally eyeball

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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2003, 03:09:17 PM »
I have a round protractor type thingy that has 360 deg on it and a slide that will rotate around to certain angle so you can check it.  

That doesnt make much sense...the slide has a line on it and the whole thing is transparent...i look through it down on my mics to check the angle.

it prolly has a 3inch diameter.
i got it in a drawing kit in the school supplies in walmart for 3 bucks

and i have a seamstresses rules/measuring tape that rolls up into nothing...make sure it has metric on it, the first couple i found didnt ;D

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edit---I was really suprised when i started using these how far off i was setting up my mics as opposed to how they were supposed to be
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2003, 03:16:16 PM »
Wrangler, great idea with the dollar bill!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2003, 03:32:07 PM »
I cut templates out of school binder plastic.
I did the drawings with the proper angles in CorelDraw and made two templates, one ORTF and one DIN.
So I hold the template at the bottom of my AKG spacer bar to get the proper angle and use the tangent to get the spacing correct.
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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2003, 04:25:47 PM »
If you can stand marking your mics just slightly, I set 'em up at home and then figured out where they cross when they're set up properly. A little pencil mark or a spot of tape should do the trick.

I also have the Shure vert bar and if I know I'm taping a bunch of places that will sound approximately the same (a run of amphitheaters, for example) it's easy to just leave the shock mounts attached to the vert bar - but that's not for everyone...
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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2003, 05:13:43 PM »
T+ everyone good advice.

Just what i wanted to hear.

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2003, 06:18:01 PM »
I have one of those small falshlights that are on a string that goes around you neck,  I used a magic marker to make marks on it basically one at 17 CM and one at 20CM  and I just eyeball the angles 90* is very easy,  ande just move it a little bit for 110*
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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2003, 03:23:21 AM »
umm, my technique is a little unorthodox, plus I wouldn't want a protractor sticking me in the ass when i sneak my gear in :wink2:

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Re:stereo techniques
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2003, 08:08:00 AM »
umm, my technique is a little unorthodox, plus I wouldn't want a protractor sticking me in the ass when i sneak my gear in :wink2:

true true...if you asked me about my stealthing stereo config, it is whatever width my big head is, with the mics mounted through velcro in the sweat band of the hat, right about my ears...real scientific

 

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