Oade Brothers Audio, Inc.

General FAQ
Microphone FAQ
Roland R26
Roland R44
Roland R4 Pro
Roland R88
Fostex FR-2
Fostex FR-2LE
Marantz PMD-671
Marantz PMD-660
Marantz PMD-661MKII
Marantz PMD-706
Superscope PMR61
Marantz PMD-561
Marantz PMD-620MKII
Tascam HD-P2
Tascam DR-100
Mics & Preamps
Recording FAQ

How do I set up my microphones for a stereo recording ?
ORTF method

    Zoom in on...
    ORTF Method
    The ORTF method is the second most common stereo recording technique in use today. This setup yields very impressive results with bright, small diaphragm microphones like the Schoeps Collette series and the B & K microphones. Due to the bright, strident sound of these microphones the sharp focused recording of the X-Y method exaggerates these characteristics. This yields a recording that can be difficult to listen to for "Golden Ears" on high resolution systems. However using the ORTF methods produces a sweet sound with lots of depth without allowing the strident nature of these microphones to be heard. We have mastered hundreds of shows using the Schoeps mics, The Oade preamp supply with the ORTF method yielding stunning results. Our attempts, with more natural sounding mics, using this technique have been less than satisfying.




Tapers Section® Oade Brothers Audio
Copyright © 1996 - 2011 Oade Brothers Audio, All Rights Reserved