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10 cm wide 100 degrees angle LDCs on ambiance
Old 2nd June 2020
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10 cm wide 100 degrees angle LDCs on ambiance

Tried today and compared to yesterday "ORTF", liked it more as more wide, cohesive and stronger center, basically, a compromise between XY and ORTF. Anybody tried this and liked?
Old 2nd June 2020
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Tried today and compared to yesterday "ORTF", liked it more as more wide, cohesive and stronger center, basically, a compromise between XY and ORTF. Anybody tried this and liked?
i did try somewhat similar setups but don't like them in general: the further i move away from the source, the wider and more uncorrelated ambis i prefer:

typically i'm using x/y flown high above center stage, ortf at 'foh', very wide a/b at the rear of the room/hall/venue.
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You might want to try NOS. LDCs tend to perform better when they are not quite so off-axis, so a 90 degree angle may be smoother while still giving you a strong center and a good stereo L/R stereo image.
Old 7th June 2020
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Thanks for responses, so far I have settled for 17 cm due to my fixed holes stereobar and trying other capsule distances and angles, and 90 degrees angle. Under "ambiance" I mean ambient sounds recorded by putting a stereobar quasi-outdoors, like street\yard at hand length off the balcony, not a room ambiance captured by an additional mic pair in a concert hall.

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Old 12th June 2020
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Tried today and compared to yesterday "ORTF", liked it more as more wide, cohesive and stronger center, basically, a compromise between XY and ORTF. Anybody tried this and liked?
When you say "Ambiance" do you mean a main microphone rig or an ambient pair to add to a main system?
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When you say "Ambiance" do you mean a main microphone rig or an ambient pair to add to a main system?
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I mean the main pair used to record ambient soundscapes.
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