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Old 4th April 2019
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Originally Posted by deedeeyeah View Post
...the often stated 'forward gain' of 4-mic arrays in my experience is a myth (useful though to keep the amount of mic stands reasonable) - and no mic pattern keeps the pa out, not even shotguns: all you can get is some side damping of a few db...
I believe the OP was referring to the earlier 'Faulkner array' - a pair of parallel figure 8s spaced at around 20 cm. There is always a bit of confusion here on GS when Faulkner techniques are discussed. For that matter, there are discrepancies between North American and European usage of: AB, XY, 'pure' Blumlein versus MS (they are actually two of three Blumlein techniques), not to mention 'pseudo ORTF', versus ORTF, DIN & NOS. Describing stereo mic techniques is kind of the Gearslutz tower of Babel