Broadcast, Film and Video, Sound Effects, and Sampling

Stereo microphone techniques have many uses besides music recording. With the advent of stereo TV (MTS) and films using Dolby Stereo or THX, the need for stereo microphone techniques has never been greater. In this chapter, we explore the application of stereo miking to broadcast, film and video, sound effects, and sampling. First, some tips that apply to all these areas.

For on-location work, if wind noise and mechanical vibration are problems, use a windscreen and a shock mount. An alternative is to use a stereo pair of omnidirectional microphones. These are inherently less sensitive to wind and vibration than directional mics. If you need an omni pair with sharp imaging, try one of ...

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