1. T

    best mic arrangement to blend off centre source to main ORTF

    Hi. I am going to record a concert of the 'Armed Man' in a large church. The main stereo pair will be flown above+/- conductor position (MC930/ORTF) A childrens choir of ~70 will be placed in a side aisle outside the pillars even but level with the choir/orchestra in the Nave. This choir will...
  2. jarjarbinks

    Phase issues with ORTF technique

    Hello experts. Misa got a question. How far are the mics placed from the soundsource when using the ORTF technique? I tested it and noticed some phase issues. This is the setup I used: Recording acoustic guitar 2 pencil mics angled 110 degrees and distanced 17cm (6.6 inches) apart from...
  3. audiokid

    Securing Shock Mounts in XY or ORTF

    Example in XY, How are you securing microphones in a shock mounts from moving out of from position?
  4. H

    ORTF/MS Phase question

    I have a wind band recording I am working on (70 piece). While it is quiet, the room isn't that great, so the "hall" isn't helping so much. I have a pair of DPA 4011 in ORTF and a Schoeps MK4/MK8 MS pair on the same bar. I put them up just to A/B them. I have outriggers, but am not using...
  5. audiokid

    Blending Blumlein and ORTF Choirs

    I'm preparing my mix's for the choirs I just finished recording. 2 DPA 4011A in ORTF 1 Royer SF24 in Blumlein 1 Audix M1280 micro condenser for added detail Any suggestions of how you blend blumlein and ORTF? John, did I hear you right... choose which of the two that sounds (fullest, widest...
  6. audiokid

    Royer SF-24, DPA 4011 ORTF for Choirs

    I've discussed this more than once but wasn't sure what mics I'd settle on and know how the room would sound with people in it until yesterday. Recording 14 choirs over 2 days. Largest choir will be 75 people. Small choir test Last week using two R-122's in Blumlein about 20 ft back from...
  7. audiokid

    ORTF vs XY

    What are the pros con between ORTF and XY? How do you know which config to use? Is one better for solo, quartet, choirs, orchestra? How does crossing XY change the imaging vs the opposite in ORTF? Does X have to be above Y (or vise versa) and why? Do you use the same Cardioids for XY or ORTF or...
  8. audiokid

    (term) ORTF

    The ORTF stereo technique provides the recording with a wider stereo image than XY stereo and still preserves a reasonable amount of mono-information. Care must be taken when using this technique at larger distances, as the directional microphones exhibit proximity effect and will result in low...
  9. T

    Choir with MKH8040 ORTF

    Hello, wonder if you could give some feedback on the below Choir recording. This was done during a rehearsal yesterday in a midsized stone church (Reverb around 2.5 sec) with a pair of MKH8040's in ORTF The concert is on Sunday so hopefully with your input, I can improve on the sound some...
  10. D

    Cardioid ribbons in ORTF???

    I'm wondering if anyone has had success with using cardioid pattern ribbon microphones as a main pair for choir and what mics they were. The thing is I've found my R88 impractical for a certain tight space (choir loft) in which I've been recording recently. I was duly warned about getting a...
  11. took-the-red-pill

    Pseudo ORTF question?

    Hi guys There is actually a question at the end for those who don't get too bored I bought one of those little bars that allows you to put two mics on one stand. I happen to have HM-1's, so the way the holders are I can place the mics anywhere from 3" apart to 10" apart, which is cool. I...
  12. took-the-red-pill

    ORTF details?

    How picky does one have to be about the exact angle, and distance between capsules when using ORTF? If 'very picky,' why? What works best, cardioid, hypercardioid, or omni? Cheers Keith
  13. K

    ORTF w/ Beyer M160's

    Would it be acceptable to use two Beyer M160's in an ORTRF configuration to record a small guitar group or chamber group? This is the only matched set of mics I have and was wondering if they would be completely useless in this environment. I am saving for a set of Schoeps but it will be some...
  14. M

    What Else with ORTF

    Found a great bar to set up ORTF, but was wondering what else you would think about for an orchestra recording....M/S between the two? Highly directional SDC aimed at the conductor? Maybe a couple of dancing girls? (just kidding....kinda) Testing in my smallish tracking area also clearly...
  15. D

    How to Decca Tree?

    Hi all, I'm planning to record with Decca tree + ORTF setup for rear surround channels. As I was researching how to position the Decca tree, I became very confused!!! Where should the Left & Right mics be pointing? I was under the impression that 3 mics should all point forward, but...