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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: But it isn't one for the faint-hearted or seeking lightweight convenience - such as my LDC MS behemoth:

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).