How-To: Stereo microphone

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Randy Sarafan made this stylish stereo microphone and writes:

It has come time for me to update my home recording studio to continue recording my own brand of intergalactic low-fi, disco, funk, folk rock. Rather than spend big bucks on a stereo mic setup that won’t offer me the low quality sound that I am accustomed to, I have decided to build my own for next to nothing almost entirely out of found parts. Now I can get awesome panning effects that can easily be mimicked in software, but never truly replicated.

2 thoughts on “How-To: Stereo microphone

  1. My recordist self initially reacted as such: “This really isn’t an optimal set up to minimize phase cancellation, you should try a more coincident setup… bla blahblah.” But then I looked at it as a maker, and it possesses a great aesthetic. Lastly I read the lo-fi comment, and I got it. Any makers who are interested in stereo micing should look into the physics though, and different techniques, interesting stuff.

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