Originally Posted by DCtoDaylight
One approach is to put the omnis and a pair of cards (ORTF, NOS, DIN, depending on the situation) on the same stereo bar....Tony Faulkner has written about this type of setup using wide cardioids, and a number of Gearslutz folks (including boojum!) have used it and posted samples.
Thank you for your answer!
As described in my last reply I've used sometimes a kind of modified decca tree with two flank omnis and an ORTF pair in the centre and placed forward. I'm going to search some samples of this Faulkner array (It looks basically the same that the modified Decca tree, but with all the mics aligned in one bar), I've never used it, but I've seen (But not heard) this array being used with symphonic orchestras.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of placing the ORTF pair aligned with the omnis or placing them forward in chamber music? For an orchestra I was told that the advanced central pair give better sense of depth, but this is chamber music, and maybe this Faulkner array is a better solution here. I'm going to try...