I have received the MI mono omni mic - had not had a chance to work with
it until after Christmas - must say I am impressed. It does not have
boom effect and frequency response is very much workable for micing the
Native American flutes and ... well I could go on and on about
it. Suffice to say it will be a major part of my recording and
performance setup and that over the next months I plan to add a few more
of these to my toolbox.
M.S. wrote in the Internet's Mini-Disk mailing list:
...I've also used these [omnidirectional] mics to record acoustic guitar
by clipping one to the bridge and another pointing inside the
guitar...by setting the MD to record in mono it blends the two signals
perfectly into what rivals some of the best studio acoustic guitar
recordings I've heard (ie Tracy Chapman's self titled debut album). The
mic on the bridge picks up the crisp strikes of the string, and the mic
in the hole adds the depth of the lower tones.
M.S., a MiniDisc user, wrote on the MiniDisc mailing list:
Just a note about [how] my brother & I use our MD decks to chronicle his
progress as an aspring acoustic guitarist. We've used 2 setups for
recording his songs: ...
- -- USES: MZ-R3 and Len's CORE SOUND BINAURAL MICROPHONES
What we did was clip one microphone to the hole of the guitar, facing
inside the guitar to pick up the fuller/lower tones. The second mic was
clipped to bridge (where the strings connect to the guitar) facing the
strings....this picked up the contact with the strings as well and the
higher tones. The mics are then run into the mic input on the MZ-R3 and
the record mode is set at MONO. The reason for this is to combine/mix
the two mics and get a rounded tone. It works WONDERFULLY! No need to
hold any mics, and with the mono record function, you get a 2.5 hour
digital music diary.