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What is this Stereo Recording Setup?
Old 3rd March 2020
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What is this Stereo Recording Setup?

I record high school concert bands using an ORTF setup, and have done so successfully for many years.

Recently I came across a photo of a stereo recording setup that iI have not seen before and want to know more about it. I want to know if this is a technique to be considered. There are 4 mics in some sort of stereo mic array on the center stand, and two "outrigger" mics center-left and center-right. (They are also mic'ing the soloists.) I'm most interested in the 6 mics I believe are being used for stereo recording.

Can anyone describe the techniques used here, and comment on how someone would set up such a system (mic types, equipment, etc.)


Someone was kindly able to find that type of stand on Amazon.

From the product description:
For a really wide stereo panorama, use this bar to set 4 mics on one stand with two approximately 45 degrees right and left of center and the other two approximately 55 degrees right and left.
Old 3 weeks ago
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When I try to look at the pic i get an error message. FWIW I also use ORTF (a shapeways Mount and SE8’s) for concert band.
Old 3 weeks ago
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Originally Posted by TheMoops View Post
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Yep...404 error
Old 3 weeks ago
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Same error here.
Old 2 weeks ago
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This thread has been duplicated HERE.

The new thread has the picture that is missing from this thread and all discussion is now over there.

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