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Which would you use for the Mid mic in MS setup
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by David Spearritt View Post
Hear, hear. Its even more puzzling that the symmetrical response of Senn is rated above the tiny asymmetry of Schoeps MK8 and then the Senn's are arranged with on axis shadowing. A completely inconsistent point of view.
The asymmetry of the Schoeps mk8 isn't really the problem, more the issue with its very rolled off bass response that you can clearly hear when using it as an side mic in an ms setup. This may not be a problem for the majority of Schoeps users as they have a huge presence in film and television and in speech applications this might well be a benefit. I've used many fig 8 mic's in ms setups and outside of dual diaphragm microphones (many of these work very well), the other single diaphram microphones are fewer in number. I've tried many of these (as have colleagues, some with particular reputations for ms work) and consistently the mkh30 is almost universally preferred. Another good option is the coles 4038 and with the caveat of its lowish output this is another surprisingly good option.
Old 1 week ago
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The problem with this solution is that, if you are using the Rycote Connbox (as you should), the upper cable isn't long enough to reach the 8040 on its own once it's positioned properly. That's because the Connbox was designed very specifically for an MKH40/50/20. So you either have to extend that cable, or throw on the Neumann extension. The latter is simpler.

Originally Posted by Folkie View Post
If you are going to use an MKH30 plus
MKH8020/8040/8050 for MS in a windshield you don't need the Neuman
extension. Just put the MKH30 in the lyre mount and use 1 or 2 Rycote Back-to-Back clips to attach the MKH8xxx to the MKH30.
Old 1 week ago
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Bwanajim-good point!
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