I've got a project coming up with a singer-songwriter that'll be playing acoustic guitar and singing at the same time. He's kind of a "muddy" acoustic player so I want an SDC to get maximum definition out of his playing but at the same time minimize the amount of vocal bleeding into the acoustic mic.
The vocal mic will most likely be a cardioid LDC (going to try my SM7b as well.) Acoustic guitar in the vocal mic usually just adds to the acoustic sound nicely so not looking for fig-8 there.
Honestly, mic placement on the guitar is going to have a much larger effect on the sound than sdc vs ldc (which won't necessarily help you in the 'muddy' dept). If it's getting too muddy get further away from the sound hole; I'd start by aiming it further towards the neck.
Any multi-pattern LDC can help you out; you should be able to get pretty decent isolation from the vocals.
It's really two cardioid caps joined together and not really a single figure 8 capsule, so its side rejection should be no better than the cardioid.
Originally Posted by cjac9
@erosconpollo - well that's a crock!
That is incorrect, from what I've read, the side rejection is much greater than with cardioid, I presume due to the fact that the capsules are two cardioid out of phase figure 8 pattern, as are all fig. 8 mics AFAIK. But, suit yourself.