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Old 6th May 2021 | Show parent
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The $2 Stereo Mic Tools app (from "Engineered Stuff") gives you all this measurement ability... without the use of lasers or a physical ruler...it uses the camera in your cell phone or tablet.

You simply hold the phone above your mic array (in 'Bomb Sight' mode) and read off angles with ease. Point your camera at the ensemble and you can instantly get a reading of Performer Recording Angle (the degrees of arc they occupy)

For phone or iPad/tablet:

https://appadvice.com/app/stereo-mic-tools/572383335
https://www.chartoo.com/itunes/app/5...ereo-mic-tools
'How to Use' guidance posting: An Intelligent Stereo Mic Technique Simulation App

If that doesn't float your boat, try a free lesser-featured version, from Neumann:

https://www.pro-tools-expert.com/pro...e-in-your-ears
https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews...ecording-tools
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ls&hl=en&gl=US
this - or use a m/s or ambisonic mic: very helpful for either lots of versatility or if one doesn't get much time to position (and possibly no time at all to re-position) mics.

that said, out of any mic systems i've been using over the years which then also made it onto the record or got used for broadcast, ortf still comes out on top...
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David - after years of futzing around with almost ORTF, NOS and DIN setups, I finally bought an MSTC64. While NOS and DIN are rather flexible, I can definitely tell the difference between my SOORTF (sort of ORTF) and the schoeps unit that is exactly correct.
Maybe. But I think these positioning rulers are yet another device that OCD recording engineers will love, but will have limited true benefit. Certainly the MSTC64 is fast to setup. But listening is always the best way to position mics unless you have to reproduce a session from one date to the next, then some measurements and documentation are important.
Old 7th May 2021
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Revised edition coming.
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Revised edition coming.
That's very comprehensive and compact, well done Tony ! It still seems better suited to B9 side-address rather than conventional end-address mics, with only the arrow-tip to guide the angle. However since you're trying to fit it all onto a 12"/30cm ruler sized plastic template, that's logical. What's PF-L and VR A ?
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That's very comprehensive and compact, well done Tony ! It still seems better suited to B9 side-address rather than conventional end-address mics, with only the arrow-tip to guide the angle. However since you're trying to fit it all onto a 12"/30cm ruler sized plastic template, that's logical. What's PF-L and VR A ?
PF L and PF R is a pair. It is my solution to piano stereo spot.

VR A is for configurable VR mic rig with double FSM44V:
Old 7th May 2021
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Finally the pre production sample is here.
Old 8th May 2021
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First time use on site.

And it goes well with Sonosax
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Degrees are a convention, we must listen to our ears and observe the phase meter...
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Degrees are a convention, we must listen to our ears and observe the phase meter...
Yes, all tools are useful.
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For end address stereo microphone setup.
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Useful for capsule spacing distance, particularly if one knows precisely where the mic diaphragm is located....but rather less so for angle (a single... or ideally a pair of... parallel lines, to correspond with outer edges of mic body lengthwise would be extremely helpful here)
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