Originally Posted by Notsosane
Sounds great. I have a pair of cm3's, but have not tried them in that config.
I made a similar diy bar with the a/b's @ 67cm and the center ones ortf spacing.
I used the cm3's in the ortf position. Now I need to try them on the outside.
Do you have the cm3's straight on or angled out? Can't quite tell from the pic.
Thanks for posting this and stimulating my brain.
Thanks for them kind words Dave. Here's the deal: I used the cm3s straight, no angle. I could just as easily have angled slightly.
Maybe next time I will, especially if I get a fancy stereo bar that allows me
to not have to stuff around with alan keys and pliers etc.
I started straight and it sounded good so I moved on.
I don't like fiddling to much on the job clock.
The idea was this: I wanted the warm omni AB sound as the main signal. Thing is, in that particular hall, as I previously mentioned, the reverb carries on almost forever. It's nuts. Could be cool for classical dub music if there were such a thing.
The way I called it was that the CM3's are kinda halfway between a cardioid and an omni.
They have great off axis response and sound fat like an omni. So they are very usable as an AB pair. But at the same time, they reject from behind which helped in this hall to avoid things going all mush on me.
In that hall, moving the stand just 1 or 2 feet back made a MASSIVE difference to the amount of verb in the signal. Blew me away.
I had literally received the mics just a day earlier (in the knick of time).
I had already planned the config in my mind as it seemed to make sense on a technical level and I had been warned about the difficult RT60 of the hall by my guru friend Rob Johnson who is probably reading this right now. Rob has schoeps MK21's which he loves (along with plenty other amazing gear) and it was he who brought my attention to the cm3's saying something like, 'Nolan, if I was starting out, the cm3's would be a no-brainer'.
I plan on trying them in modded ortf at a small concert in a couple of days.
Any tips about modded Ortf are welcome.
Subsequent to the posted choral recording, I tried them in what I understood to be a modded NOS. I think I got a bit mixed up and had too wide a space (40cm) which gave a bit of a hole in the middle sound.
The client, a classical soprano, was delighted, but I was irritated with myself.
Her timbre did come out very well though...and NO EQ whatsoever was needed to represent her instrument properly.
Detail was by no means as razor sharp as my Beyer MC 930's in ORTF...but that is to be expected. At least the CM3's don't spit in your ear every time a Sop hits her resonant freqs.