Here I compare a pair of Earthworks QTC1 omnis in two different applications: One take is using them just as a spaced pair (approx. 20cm spread and 56 cm distance to the top of the guitar. (Take A)
The other one is with same distance parameters (20 cm spread and 56 cm to the guitar top) but facing the table with a very small gap between mic and table surface, thus making a boundary microphon array. The distance to the boundary surface I used was the thickness of a cheque card, which is maybe a bit too big, so it goes as an entry level experiment. (Listen to Take B)
(For more information on boundary microphones see http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0247/3 ... 0.pdf?1690
Here's the link to the Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/y4yl79u7y4u3 ... lHOHa?dl=0
I always liked the way how the QTC1 sound but thought they are a bit too noisy for such a relatively quiet application. Theoretically one should gain proud +6dB more accoustical gain and thus the microphones should become much quieter.
I'm curious how you hear the difference. For comparison I mono-normalized (peak!) to - 3dB, so that the apparent volume becomes more equal. No further processing whatsoever.
The Recorder was Sound Devices Mixpre-6 and it was recorded and mixed down 96/24. The guitar used is an Juan Miguel Alvarez flamenca blanca.
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