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X/Y techniques
Old 11th June 2003
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X/Y techniques

How do you set up your X/Y stereo pair?

Do you have it in an "X" looking configuration, where the capsules are past each other and the mics are fairly centered on the body of the mic,


do you use more of a "V" technique where the capsules are right next to each other at a 90 degree angle, capsules not touching?

Just curious...and killing some time
Old 11th June 2003
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Capsules on top of each other, centers lined up, as close as physically possible


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Old 11th June 2003
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I usually have the capsules one of top of the other, with the body's of the mic separated. However, the other way is also workable, just a different sound.
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