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10 IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT ACOUSTICS

If you want to get the best out of your microphones, it is a good idea to have some knowledge of acoustics. Read the 10 most important facts here.

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STEREO & MULTICHANNEL TECHNIQUES

PRINCIPLES OF THE BAFFLED STEREO TECHNIQUE

Baffled stereo is a generic term for a lot of different stereo techniques using an acoustic baffle to enhance the channel separation of the stereo signals.

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MULTIMIKING A CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA

Multi-track recording techniques are mainly built up around a main stereo pair using the A-B Stereo principle. The stereo image is created from the main stereo pair and it is therefore extremely important to place the microphone pair correctly before any support microphones are set up.

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CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA, A-B STEREO

The overall aim when recording large orchestras using just a main stereo pair is to faithfully reproduce the instruments and the concert hall. This juggling act requires more than a few compromises and the art is in reducing these compromises to a minimum.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE WIDE CARDIOID SURROUND ARRAY TECHNIQUE

The Wide Cardioid Surround Array (WCSA), introduced by Mikkel Nymand, provides equal timbral qualities, a high degree of envelopment and good low-frequency properties.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE OCT TECHNIQUE

The Optimized Cardioid Triangle (OCT), is a microphone array for front-channel reproduction, initiated by Günther Theile & Helmut Wittek

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PRINCIPLES OF THE IRT CROSS TECHNIQUE

The IRT Cross is designed for ambiance pickup. The setup consists of four cardioid microphones.

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HAMASAKI SQUARE

The Hamasaki Square consists of four bi-directional microphones arranged in a square. It is designed for the pick-up of ambient sound.

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FUKADA TREE

The Fukada Tree is an "original" sized decca tree array, but with five cardioid microphones and two additional omnidirectional microphones as outriggers to blend in between front and rear channels.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE DOUBLE MS TECHNIQUE

The double MS setup is a time coincident, compact and adjustable configuration for surround sound / immersive sound. Two cardioids and one figure-of-eight microphones are used. Alternatively, the setup is created from four cardioid microphones.

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DEVELOPING THE d:mension™ 5100 MOBILE SURROUND MICROPHONE

d:mension™ 5100 Mobile Surround Microphone is a plug and play solution for 5.1 capture. It employs five miniature pressure transducers with interference tubes and acoustic baffles.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE BINAURAL STEREO TECHNIQUE

The Binaural recording technique uses two omnidirectional microphones placed in the ears of a dummy head and torso, also referred to as “Artificial Head”.

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PRINCIPLES OF THE MS STEREO TECHNIQUE

MS Stereo combines two different microphone characteristics and a special matrix to create the stereo image and localization. M is an abbreviation for Mid, and S for Side.

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