Reply To: Fun With Stereo Pairs!

April 10, 2023 at 6:11 pm #5756
Bob Katz

    Hi, Phil. There was another advantage to the way that you overdubbed your voice. Not specifically because of the MS, but important. You used the identical gain for each overdub. As a result, the same perspective of the stereo miking integrates them all.

    Reminds me of when I recorded Stravinsky’s L’Histoire Du Soldat in two parts and mixed them later in post. Part one was the instruments and part two the narration and the acting. I insisted to the producer that we keep the same Blumlein pair mike up (An AKG C24) for the narration, at the identical gain used for the instruments. I positioned the actors in front of the mike at positions that sounded good — in the same hall. As a result, everything just flowed together in post. What happens if you decide to record the narration/acting at a different time, is you get a discontinuity, the ambience and the perspective changes. But instead, we got a continuous presentation that makes it sound precisely like the actors are there on stage with the musicians.