– requires only three microphones and channels for 5.0 surround
– very small, lightweight array
– can be well protected against wind (with “fur” Windjammer)
– allows post-production processing (if matrixing takes place after the recording)

"Double M/S" is an improved version of the well-known M/S stereo recording technique. In addition to a frontfacing cardioid or supercardioid "mid" microphone and a figure-8 "side" microphone, a rear-facing directional microphone is set up. The front- and rear-facing microphones share the signals of the figure-8 microphone so as to form two complete, back-to-back M/S systems. One M/S system then provides the three front channels (the center channel signal being provided directly by the mid microphone of the front system), while the other system provides the two surround channels. A double M/S arrangement of this kind allows flexible processing of the stereo surround image width and post-production adjustment, just as with two channel M/S recording. The Double-MS Set consists of a special shock mount with three CCM-L miniature microphones in a double M/S configuration, a windscreen and a Windjammer. (Instead of the CCM 4VL, a CCM 41VL supercardioid can be ordered.) A cable adapter from three Lemo sockets to an XLR-7 output connector is included as well as an XLR-7 extension cable (5m long) and a DMS-Splitter. The latter is a passive device that simplifies connecting a double M/S array to phantom-powered preamplifiers with matrix circuitry (e.g. 2* Schoeps VMS 5U) or to the inputs of a mixer. It divides the signals from the three microphones to five outputs (the center channel plus the two M/S pairs, with two of the microphones serving dual functions), while preventing any overlap in the phantom powering of the microphones from the inputs to which it is connected front



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