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Originally Posted by Teofunk ➡️
Yep, I think i'm quite short on SDCs with fig 8 (seems to be quite rare..) especially with low noise.. I have plenty of nice LCDs with fig 8 but it seems unlikely I can get any of those into the Blimp with any other mic.

One could probably create some interesting soundscapes with such a configuration though..
For an SDC fig 8 the MKH30 is the best bet: reasonably low self-noise and excellent in humid conditions. Getting LDC mics outside isn't impossible, even in less than ideal conditions (see, for example, Magnús Bergsson's excellent examples: https://fieldrecording.net/). But it isn't one for the faint-hearted or seeking lightweight convenience - such as my LDC MS behemoth: https://drbadphil.com/windshield-for-ldc-mics

So, in your shoes, I'd start by testing out your MK012 mics with omni caps in your Rode Blimp (I think from your posts, you mean you have one already: if not, perhaps get a pair of Rycote Baby Ball Gags as this will give you more flexibility in terms of stereo pairs with different polar patterns, albeit without quite so good wind protection - not an issue if going for calmer weather).

Cheers,

Roland