Creating Impulse Responses using MS Micing technique.
So, I sometimes use the SIR1 plugin for reverb (its free!). It takes impulse responses of different locations around the world to simulate reverb. You can even make your own, which I did. I took a pair of SDC's and recorded them in XY inside a giant staircase in my school. It sounds pretty cool.
To make a larger stereo-spread reverb, can I use the M/S technique? I just got a figure-8 ribbon. If I did this, could I just use the doubled side tracks (being flipped phase of course), or do I need the mid too? Or is it whatever I want?
I am intrigued to say the least! Thank you for any input!
But you could use one of your SDC mics as the Mid channel and record in M/S.
Best of luck!
Many of the stereo IRs I've used were done with spaced pairs. If you want wider than X/Y that might be worth trying.
There should be no problem in using a pair of ribbons (e.g. M160 + M130) or a pair of condensers (e.g. one NT-2A in cardioid, one NT-2A in fig-8), as these produce consistent phase signal pairs. Once decoded to L-R using the standard matrix (L=(M+S)/2, R=(M-S)/2), they can be used like a conventional X-Y pair in the IR measurements, but with the advantage of being able to control the image width by varying the amount of S channel going into the matrix. The image can be both narrowed and widened relative to that produced by an X-Y pair.