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 on: October 20, 2017, 12:18:40 am 
Started by John Marsden - Last post by John Marsden
Daft question
If I point two small Ĺ inch condenser mics away from each other  (Rode M5ís)
and then point a third microphone forwards at 90 degree to them (Rode NT2-A)
Can I use this as a sort MS arrangement? I know itís not really what you should do. But just thinking of a back up plan if one of my two NT2ís should fail (ie get stolen!)

Ie do the two M5ís almost equal a figure of 8 arrangement  And given that can I just pan them right and left and use them to add wide stereo sound.

And then I got to thinking can I make the front mic xy and place a pair of mics pointing off to the right and left to create the wider ambient field.

Aim to use for classical trio or piano ensemble stuff in a hall.

Thanks to anyone with a suggestion

 on: October 20, 2017, 12:17:12 am 
Started by John Marsden - Last post by John Marsden
Thank you Lance great advice.
Thank you for sharing. There are so many things you can do its hard to know when to stop...

Thanks Fletcher - I shall bear this in mind too.

 on: October 17, 2017, 12:46:19 pm 
Started by Dan Mortensen - Last post by Dan Mortensen
 8) :) :) :)

 on: October 17, 2017, 12:18:50 pm 
Started by Mikeyod - Last post by Mikeyod
O.K. thanks to Geoff Doane of this forum. I am now the proud owner of an A810 extender card !
( A80 VU extenders still a DREAM !!! )
However, I don't understand how to trace the PoP to a specific component ? I can see the normal switching on the scope and have compared it to the good card. But, I can see the PoP in any number of places on the bad card which is the result of the bad component. I was hoping this would be an opportunity for me to learn how to zero in on the failed component and not have to use trial and error and best guess method as in the past. Any advice greatly appreciated.
And one more shout out to Geoff thank you !


 on: October 17, 2017, 11:15:44 am 
Started by Dan Mortensen - Last post by Fletcher
I have to add that it was seriously fun to meet you, Larry, and Tom -- and great to see Dominick again.  Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful presentation to our humble saloon, and if anyone reading this has the opportunity to see it live and in person at AES -- avail yourself of the opportunity!!

I so enjoyed not only the presentation but as we were a small group we let our geek flags fly... and being retired from "audio", it was damn fun to have a couple hundred pounds of useless knowledge come flooding back to my world.  I can't remember the last time I had that much fun in that building while learning!!


 on: October 17, 2017, 10:14:31 am 
Started by Dominick Costanzo - Last post by Dominick Costanzo
I've a Neve 33609J that regularly has an issue with the right side showing high distortion.
I've isolated cause of distortion to the BA440 op amp module connection.
More than once, I've redone the solder of both the receptacles on the EV11475 motherboard and the pins on the BA440 card. Not just re sweating, but a full clean out of old solder and fresh solder.
It's not the BA440, I've swapped them between channels. Failure always remains on right channel.
Unit performs fine on bench for hours and fails within days of re installation into studio.
In studio the unit is in a console facing upwards
Has anyone here seen this behavior and have a solution?

 on: October 16, 2017, 03:23:29 pm 
Started by Tim Campbell - Last post by Mickeyrouse
It just seems a sad sign of the times. Harmanís sale was no doubt a harbinger of this, but since Harman acquired AKG the product line has seemed to exhibit a dumbing down. When was the last time AKG introduced a mic that was a serious contender, instead of trading on past laurels? Didnít we all know this was coming?
  I can only hope the survivors have the resources to develope, manufacture, and market serious products.  It CAN be done, but it wonít be easy.

 on: October 16, 2017, 12:43:28 pm 
Started by Tim Campbell - Last post by klaus
Yes, I too hope that, but there are some inconvenient realities of our time that need to be considered:

* a radically transformed listening behavior, which does no longer require high fidelity microphones

* the disappearance of physical music players replaced by streaming, which benefits mass-consumption of low-fi, cookie-cutter background music over pieces of audible art, carefully crafted with fine microphones

* manufacturing with low-cost micro-processors and automation of production, which has almost completely replaced serial manufacturing of hand-assembled microphones with discrete component layouts and their superior audio resolution

* the globalization of commerce, which has made the production methods and manufacturing locations of classic AKG mics unprofitable

* an added obstacle of all of the above, accelerated by the Great Recession of 2007: the disappearance of an entire sector of recording facilities, which further reduces demand for expensive hi-fi microphones

 on: October 16, 2017, 11:00:27 am 
Started by Tim Campbell - Last post by soapfoot

I can only hope that, unfettered by the corporate demands of Harman, the team can return to form making top quality microphones as they had in decades past.

 on: October 16, 2017, 03:16:52 am 
Started by Tim Campbell - Last post by Tim Campbell

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