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Omni vs cardioid in church recording Condenser Microphones
Old 18th February 2018
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I made yet another comparison : Schoeps MK2S VS Schoeps MK4 and Neumann KM184 on recording orchestra and choir :

Old 19th February 2018
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The omnis alone really don't work...too washy and the room has unkind reflections, the choir certainly requires spot/area miking.

The cardioids fare a little better, but still don't give enough focus for my taste. The soloist does better...she was best served by the cardioids (or perhaps a blend of omni+ cardioid on the same bar)

If choir spots are impossible, perhaps a cardioid mid in a M-S assembly could tame some of that excessive ambience ?
Old 19th February 2018
Gear Head

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of course, it need spot microphones but the test was a comparison only between several main microphones.
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