View Single Post
Old 4th January 2022 | Show parent
Lives for gear
norfolksoundman9's Avatar
Originally Posted by M50k ➡️
Other than their weight and bulk, the main reason you'll hardly ever see nature recordists using LDCs is their generally poorer off axis response - recording outdoor ambience, one wants sounds coming from all directions to have the same quality.
I suggest you have a good listen to some of Magnús Bergsson's LDC recordings (and he is perhaps the best example of a nature recordist using LDCs, as he has the whole panoply of kit, including multiple MKH SDC mics, including a couple of MKH30s, yet still continues with a variety of LDCs for certain sounds(capes)) :

I'm not in Magnús's league, but also use LDCs when needed, and can't say it's the off-axis response that is the downside.