Here's the reposted item on how you can record grand pianos - I'll explain what made me do it. It's quite common to record what I've always called 'natural acoustic' recordings. Solo singers of all kinds, or duos, small ensembles or choirs - often in really nice venues with great acoustics and it's the sort of thing that seems to encourage stereo recording techniques.
There are tons of discussions about these stereo techniques (RTF, NOS, XY, Decca tree, Blumlein, AB) but I did not see much with regard to the mix once used them after recording.
It's been a long time since I set up a Blumlein pair.. I did so this morning for an acoustic guitar track I've been working on for my latest song.
In the past, I'd mostly used Mr. Blumlein's invention on orchestral stuff, small ensembles, strings, horns, etc.
I would like to know your opinions about the use of the coincident setup above (blumlein) in nature soundscape recording.
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 most detailed) and add the other to taste?
A stereo microphone technique in which two coincident bidirectional microphones are angled 90 degrees apart (45 degrees to the left and right of center).
I know that this topic has probably been discussed but I could not find it.
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.)
Had a fun recording on Sunday. A vocal group at a college about 90 minutes away hired me to record them for an archival CD for the members. 17 singers - I had them stand in a circle around a Blumlein pair (SPC3) with Oktava MK319s for lead vocal and beatbox. No beatbox on this piece, but ended up with some fun stereo placement quite by accident.