After one has recorded using one of these stereo techniques, what procedure to follow in the mixing process? Logically, the tracks should already reflect the stereo effect ... but if we are not entirely satisfied with the result:
What can one do with the 2 tracks in the DAW? If we do not let them as such, at 0 in the mixer, how much panning after each technique?
In the past, I'd mostly used Mr. Blumlein's invention on orchestral stuff, small ensembles, strings, horns, etc.
The "traditional" way to set up a Blumlein Array is to use a pair of Ribbons. I don't have any - so instead I used a pair of AKG 414 EB's, both set for Fig 8, with a 150hz roll off, no pad.
The room I tracked in is 12 x 14, with a 7.5' ceiling, old wooden floors, one double pain window.
I would like to know your opinions about the use of the coincident setup above (blumlein) in nature soundscape 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 most detailed) and add the other to taste?
Blumlein Pair is the name for a stereo recording technique invented by Alan Blumlein for the creation of recordings that — upon replaying through headphones or loudspeakers — recreate the spatial characteristics of the recorded signal.
I am going to record a choir in a decent sized church. I want to capture the ambient sound and am limited to 2 mics. I assume that a-b and blumlein are be the top two options. Is this correct? If I am wrong please correct me. Which setup should I use?
I would like to know what would be the best way to decode a blumlein configuration, without using a DAW (i usually don't record on laptop and want to hear the result on location.)
I don't plan to buy any mixer soon, but will have the possiblity to have a SF-12 for a few day. I own a sonosax sx-m2 that has an imput impedance of 5k ohms and a clean 76db gain, so at least no trouble there.
Any good matrix? cable? quality DIY?
Thanks for your help!
Preamp was a Sebatron VMP4000e into a MOTU 24i into Samplitude.
What is the recording angle for Blumlein?
you need the Shure a27m vert bar.
you will also need a coupler from fastenal...