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4 mic array...always mix balance indecision Condenser Microphones
Old 6 days ago
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4 mic array...always mix balance indecision

With the 4 mics on one bar array (call it what you will: outer omni/inner semi-cardioid) I'm often in a quandary (or should that be a quarry, between a rock and a hard place ) about the appropriate mix balance between sub-cardioid and omni...does this sound about right (from a concert today) ?
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Old 5 days ago
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Listening on the crappy speakers in my tablet, I'd say you got the balance about right. I do notice an imbalance in reverberance between the soprano and the continuo parts. Have you tried cardioids instead of sub-cardioids in the middle? Raising the bar higher to change the perspective may also help. But I'd still say this is a very credible result for a single-bar rig.

(Please tell us what mics are heard here.)

David L. Rick
Seventh String Recording
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Listening on the crappy speakers in my tablet, I'd say you got the balance about right. I do notice an imbalance in reverberance between the soprano and the continuo parts. Have you tried cardioids instead of sub-cardioids in the middle? Raising the bar higher to change the perspective may also help. But I'd still say this is a very credible result for a single-bar rig.

(Please tell us what mics are heard here.)

David L. Rick
Seventh String Recording
Thank you David, yes there was a cavernous 'chamber' behind the players, which might have given disparate ambience treatment to singer and continuo ? Inner pair were CM3 and outer pair were MKH8020 omni
Old 5 days ago
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It sounds good to me. My normal mix technique with the four-mic array is to start with just the directional mics, and then bring up the omnis to taste. It USUALLY works out to have the omnis 6 to 12 dB down, depending on the music and the acoustics of the space.
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Here's another piece from the same concert, Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor...with the balance tipped just a fraction towards the omni outer pair this time. All ambience is from the church, nothing added.
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