Re: [LAU] OT: Microphone choice for pipe organ

From: david <gnome@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Jun 25 2010 - 09:11:04 EEST

Arnold Krille wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thursday 24 June 2010 00:55:29 Jonathan Gazeley wrote:
>> On 06/23/2010 11:26 PM, fons@email-addr-hidden wrote:
>>> I don't fully agree on the benefits of using omnis.
>>> A *good* cardioid will reproduce the bass as well,
>>> even if maybe you need to EQ a few dB. And spaced omnis
>>> on organs or anything that produces long sustained notes
>>> can be a disaster for mono compatibility, unless they are
>>> spaced much more than a meter. And in that case you risk
>>> the 'hole in the middle' or you need at least three mics.
>> Thanks too for your advice. How important is mono compatibility, given
>> that these recordings are burnt to CD as stereo, and handed out to
>> people who listen to them on their stereos at home?
> Many people today have a "stereo" where the two speakers are about 20cm away
> from each other. Which makes it mono for any practical listening.
> Other people listen to it in their car. Either they have a Maibach with a Bose
> sound-system, or each passenger will sit in front of one speaker and only hear
> the other channel very thin => Mono for all practical efforts.
> And if they really like your music, they will listen to it from their mobile
> phone. Again in mono.

Hmm, I don't have a phone that plays music, but my Palm PDA and my iPod
both output stereo when using headphones. ;-)

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