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Old 13th May 2006
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Spaced Omnis. Not too close, not too far away. Audience can take away a lot of reverberation, so if you're a little too far away in the rehearsal, it should be fine in the concert.
The greatest problem with the harpsichord is that it sounds too sharp on the mic in comparison to the audience. So a mic with a not-too-detailed transient response can be nice, as well as putting the mics up quite low. Maybe you even want to try a cardioid UNDER the instrument.

My mic recommendations: Schoeps MK2, or maybe a pair of warmish LDCs. Warm tube mics could be nice too. If you can get them, try Neumann KM53 or 54.