Four couples of microphones have been placed in front of some instruments, in the same position and at the same time, to compare the results for stereo tracking.
Sax, guitar and congas have been recorded.
The purpose was to compare the sound for the same identical source through different mic configurations.
We used about 50%+50% mix for Mid-Side decoding. You can test different settings using the Mid and Side files (Mid_Sax, Side_Sax, etc.).
2 x 1/2″ diaphraghm condenser,coincident,130 degrees axes.
1/2″ Condenser Cardioid, 1/4″ condenser Omni.
These are the raw Mid and Side files. You can use them to test various balances, through a MS -> Stereo decoding configuration.
2 x 1/2″ Cardiods, spaced 1,5 m.
Spaced, Cardioid Sax
Spaced, Cardioid Guitar
Spaced, Cardioid Congas
2 x 0.25″ Condenser Omni-directional, spaced 1,5 m.
Spaced, Omni Sax
Spaced, Omni Guitar
Spaced, Omni Congas