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M5 Matched Pair in X/Y Coincident Configuration: Recording A String Quartet
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Dec 10, 2013
Featuring the M5 Matched Pair to demonstrate different stereo applications, we recorded Accent Strings performing the Bach classic, "Air on a G string" at the Australian Hall in Sydney.

Using the RØDE Stereo Bar, the M5 microphones were placed in an X/Y coincident configuration due to the smaller size of the ensemble. The microphones were placed at a 90˚ angle with help from the Stereo Bar's mounting guide & markings. Using the spacers on the Stereo Bar, the capsules were able to be placed directly above one another so that sound reached both capsules at the same time, preventing phasing & mono compatibility issues in the final recording.

The RØDE Stereo bar will be released in early 2014.

Like this video? take a look at our ORTF & Spaced configuration videos.
ORTF - Sydney Philharmonia Choir - www.vimeo.com/rodemic/m5-ortf
Spaced - Caitlin Park on guitar - www.vimeo.com/rodemic/m5-spaced

M5 Matched Pair - www.rodemic.com/mics/m5-mp
Accent Strings - www.accentstrings.com.au - enquire for bookings
Australian Hall - www.aim.edu.au/locations/australian-hall