Moving in Stereo
A File to Play With


I'm not sure how well this is going to work but I'd like to kick off some file sharing with this .WAV (poly 6 Channels) file showcasing MS recording. I find this file a very interesting example of the benefits of MS recording and not for the usual wow factors of obvious stereo but instead for the subtle fullness you hear in the sound of the weld. Its an angry sounding weld to say the least but when you compare the mono boom track (Sennheiser MKH416) to the ms stereo track there is a richness and depth that is very appealing.

I've been using the AKG CK94 for quite a few years as my sides mic and I actually like it in that roll a lot and pair it with a Schoeps CMC MK-41.

If you haven't played with an MS file you just might want to give it a go. I've included the individual tracks so people can really kick the tires.

I'm looking for a good way to post files like these that don't strain my bandwidth so I'd love to hear some ideas if anybody has some.

Click on the link below to access the WAV file.

Recorder - Sound Devices 664
Mid Microphone - Schoeps CMC6 MK-41
Sides Microphone - AKG CK94 Blue Line
Mono Boom Track - Sennheiser MKH 416
Recorded at 48K / 24 Bit

MS mix is the left/right mix the Schoeps and AKG tracks are the unprocessed stereo ISO's. Mono Boom and Camera Mono are the 416 mono tracks.


The microphone placement I utilized. With welding you always have to be conscious of the smoke!

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MS Stereo 6 Channel Poly WAV File

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