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Topic: IsoMike™ (“Isolated Microphones”)  (Read 714 times) previous topic - next topic
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Re: IsoMike™ (“Isolated Microphones”)

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So, this recording technique increases separation between channels by using a baffle. This technique isn't new, in fact I discussed that years ago on this very forum:,79133.0.html (edit: apparently it goes back to a patent by Blumlein in 1931:

However, these baffles are rather large. I can't seem to find what kind of microphones these are, and with what pick-up pattern. Strange, all gear is listed like what kind of cables, but what kind of microphone is used is omitted. Seems to me the microphone is much more important than the cable though.

Anyway, this is one way to record multichannel audio. Its usability seems limited, it seems the contraption needs to be quite some distance from the ensemble, which makes the acoustical qualities of the recording venue extremely important. It seems this 'label' makes recording in which no mixing takes place, so the signal is recorded directly (after amplification though), in which case this is probably a practical approach. Most commercial recordings employ spot mikes so the engineer can make subtle balance changes (between instruments/voices) when mixing, it seems this technique wouldn't be very compatible with that.

Just another technique to add to the already long list  :))
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