For the heck of it....
The other night I recorded a loud rock guitar gig for a friend at a small club using two Schoeps MK4V mics in XY pattern (essentially mimicking a Schoeps CMXY4V stereo mic). I was about 12 feet back from the stage, slightly off to one side. I was actually next to the video camera. The mics were hand-held (surprisingly no handling noise observed), recorded into my Tascam HD-P2 running on battery power, 16/44.1. No shock mount handle or anything, I just held the mics directly.
I believe there is a bit of processing on the audio that was done by the person that posted the YouTube clip, seems there is a bit of compression and a little bit of low-end boost compared to the way the clip originally sounded to me when I checked it in my headphones that night. But otherwise, all you're hearing here is just the two Schoeps mics, no other mics.
I was very impressed with what was captured by these mics, almost sounds like an off the board type recording utilizing a bunch of close mics, but yet just a mere stereo mic set-up 12' out from the stage. I'm loving these MK4Vs! And certainly not too bright even though they do have a slight high-frequency bump.
Seems to be good stereo spread too considering. I had the capsules at about 90 degrees apart, a little on the wide side considering how close I was... but it worked.
Guitar is loud and clear. Drums are present too, they were coming through a PA, you're probably hearing a blend of actual drum sound mixed with PA sound. Bass unfortunately is more distant sounding. But I did remember it sounding that way in the room, the bass player could have had a bit more presence dialed in plus a bit more volume. Bass cab was not angled directly towards me either like the guitar cab was. And also, there were some people in front of me that were somewhat blocking the mic's view to the bass amp, so that right there likely hurt it a bit, wasn't totally blocked, but it wasn't a 100% clear shot either. If I had been in the center of the room with nobody at all in front of me, it likely would have come out even better with more accurate balance and more accurate stereo. But, I got there late and wasn't about to start pushing people around etc, I found a decent open spot and was happy.
It's so easy and convenient to hold a pair of Schoeps mics with side-address capsules, very ergonomic configuration, as opposed to using front-address capsules and then having to use a stereo bar (at least for XY) which is way more cumbersome to hold, especially in a small crowed club. Schoeps MK4V pair in XY - rock gig
Edit: Next time I may try MS with an MK4
and MK8.... but I'm liking these MK4Vs in XY so much already that I may already be sold on this technique for this purpose. Can't beat the ergonomics of it. Very stealth too. Had the Schoeps in one hand, a beer in the other hand and the Tascam over my shoulder, was very easy to deal with and did not draw any attention. This would probably make a great bootleg set-up!