Hi...I'm new to recording so bear with me please.... MS is where you have one cardoid mic facing the singer or instrument, and a figure eight mic on top facing the sides, correct ? From what I gather, the figure eight mic will pic up the left side of the room and right side of the room, but will need to be put back in phase with each other.
Now, instead of using a figure eight mic, is there any benefit to using, say, two mics( rode K2's set between cardoid and omni) facing back to back and facing the sides ? One for left channel and one for right, with M cardoid in panned in the middle ? The reason I ask is that it just seems like their would be more of a stereo effect like this, since , for example, if you recorded closer to the left wall, you'd hear earlier "early reflections" than the right wall, which could give better stereo spread.... Is this being done by anyone.... does it have a special name ? I bought a book on mic techniques but haven't seen this.... please excuse my ignorance, and enlighten me if this is already widely used..... thanks ! Luke