Not sure how it really happened, but I've never added a figure 8 capable mic to my locker. Still love my original At4033a and my original NT2 RØDE. Now I've another RØDE, NT2a. Looking forward to testing this as a room mic for acoustic guitar.
Does anybody know something about it ?
I mean something cheap. I don't need Schoeps, that is too expensive to me...
Anyone have any frequency response curves of a Figure 8 mic? I believe that they should exhibit a 6 dB/octave slope, but I haven't seen any data.
I've got both choral and organ gigs this week where I can experiment a big (supplement the main rig.)
Some names that I have come across are
Neumann AK 20
Schoeps MK 8
AKG CK 94
Royer SF 12 and SF 24
How do these dedicated figure 8 mics compare to variable pattern mics such as the Neumann U 87 or KSM 44?
I understand the uses for cardoid and omni patterns on a mic, but what can figure 8 be used for? Is there a standard set of applications? Reason I ask is I'm looking at getting a mic soon and I'm wondering if I need figure 8 or not.