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#1 Joe Taylor

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 08:09 PM

When recording the highest quality "Distant Thunder" and "Hushed Winds," doing this in the field, what would a professional use in terms of microphone setups.

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#2 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 04:33 PM

When recording the highest quality "Distant Thunder" and "Hushed Winds," doing this in the field, what would a professional use in terms of microphone setups.

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A stereo setup of good condenser miks. A pair of Schoeps MK4 in ORTF-setup are my favorite for stereo. Plus windshields
http://www.schoeps.d...reo.html#mstc64
works also with cardiod miks of other brands, but if you can afford it go for schoeps.

Real Thunder sounds cool when recorded in the field, specially when distant.

Wind might sound better fake. Wind on it self doesn't make any sound, only when it hits an object or blows through something. Modest wind could give a windy feel in the ambientsound, a little husch here a crackling in the woods there. Strong wind in a three with leaves will sound more like a river or a watherfall once recorded, just a big schschschsch. Wind blwoing in a mik wihtout windshield will give a big rumble. Wind blowing through a door or a window might give a nice howling, but could be achieved in fake way that might sound more real...

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the link. For distant thunder, would a pro use a pair of shotgun mics?
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 08:35 PM

Thanks for the link. For distant thunder, would a pro use a pair of shotgun mics?


A pair of shotguns doesn't work well for stereo. I guess you search for a natural stereosound. Stereo techniques such as ORTF, Jecklin Disc, Artificial Head etc. would be best. If you need mono-compatibility MS or X/Y is an option.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 04:43 PM

Okay.
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