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2 Stereo mic techniques - Can you hear the difference?


I recorded some music with an organist (& myself on trumpet) in a church recently and I thought it would be interesting to use 2 different stereo mic techniques to see how they differ and which sound I prefer.

Have a listen to the files here: and see what you think.

Don't be afraid to have a guess!


Pro Audio Guest Fri, 09/01/2006 - 20:19

I like the first track, it seems more smoothe and wide and perfectly phased. I would've sweared that these are a pair of MD 441's, their tone is just beautiful, and I would guess that they're placed side by side about 2 feet away and at aproximatelly 90 degrees apart from each other facing the trumpet's sound hole? Just guessing

RemyRAD Fri, 09/01/2006 - 21:01
I believe your first cut was an MS recording with a very nice solid trumpet center.

I believe your second cut was a nice XY recording that made the trumpet a little more ambient albeit still centered.

I like the first one best.
Ms. Remy Ann David

I can't wait to hear what the results really are?