7  Stereo

Part 2

Microphone techniques for stereo

Here we can look a little more deeply into microphone usage for stereo. Various techniques exist, but here we shall look at three, and only briefly at two of those. The reader who wishes to go further into the matter is referred to the list of books headed ‘Further reading’.

The first technique, and in many ways the simpler to understand, is that of multi-miking – making use of several microphones whose outputs are ‘positioned’ in the stereo image with panpots. From the point of view of the non-professional user, the difficulty with this approach may be not having a sufficient number of inputs and associated circuitry on the mixing equipment. Also, of course, a large number of microphones may ...

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