OK, so as I said, I was trying to work in an uncomplicated way with omnidirectional capsulas in my living room environment: untreated, a bit noisy from outside and from the open kitchen adjacent to the room ... (one can actually hear the noise of the big fridge as wall as some deep rumbling of heavier cars in the background).
I took a pair of Danish Pro Audio mics that I still have from my mobile recording studio times, these are the DPA 4003 Hi Voltage mics. I patched them to the Millenia HV-32P through adaptors I have built myself to reduce the necessary phantom power ftom 130V that the DPAs require to the generally used 48V.
These adaptors just reduce the headroom a bit, which is not at all an issue with classical guitar (it could be an issue with an orchestra playing Sacre du Printemps).
- Rec 1 just plain DPA 4003 pair
- Rec 2 DPA 4003 with the smallest accoustic pressure equalizer ball
- Rec 3 DPA 4003 with medium size accoustic pressure equalizer ball
- Rec 4 DPA 4003 with large size accoustic pressure equalizer ball
- Rec 5 - 7 DPA 4003 with the 'saussage-like' accoustic pressure equalizer ball in different orientations
- Rec 8 - DPA 4011 pair of cardioid condensers but in same positions as DPA 4003 (which is cetainly not what one would usually do with cardioids)
- Rec 9 - MBHO 603 pair with KA100 cardioid capsula (Mikrofonbau Haun Obrigheim, a less known maker of German high quality mics)
- Rec 10 - MBHO 603 pair with KA 200 diffuse field equalized omnidirectional capsulas.
- Rec 11 - Earthworks QTC1 matched pair of omnidirectional microphones
- Rec 12 - Royer SF-12 passive stereo ribbon microphone in Blumlein array.
As I said, I use the last one, Royer, as a kind of reference, because I know this microphone very well and it plays very naturally, open, with ease and unhyped in any way, so I can use it as a kind of a guage of what I get mor or what I get less with other microphones.
I still didn't made my mind up about which of the recordings I like best (soundwise of course).
I still invite everybody to produce a ranking...
Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only ...