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Old 20th September 2016
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Originally Posted by heva View Post
...s to have MID as 'free' as possible (and for portability), that SIDE doesn't seem to be bothered with it is a nice suprise.
Maybe it's just me, but that seems like an oxymoron.

I would think that the side (L/R) microphone would have much higher priority at having an unobstructed, symmetrical "view" in order to preserve the proper stereo field. And if the polar response of those mics truly aren't bothered by adjacent mic bodies, then I would certainly prioritize the side mic for the best "view". If it is really that important for the mid mic to have a "free view" then stack them vertically, head-to-head.