M/S double clamp MS-BLM
- M/S double clamp allowing Mid-Side (M/S) stereo pickup with the BLM 3g in the Mid channel
The MS-BLM can be used when making M/S recordings with a BLM 3g. Its larger side holds the microphone amplifier (e.g. CMC) or capsule connector of the KC Active Cable, screwed onto the BLM 3g. The smaller side either holds an Active Cable with an MK 8 capsule or a CCM 8 U compact microphone, which should be placed over the sound inlet of the BLM 3g.
The engraved “8” on the end of the MK 8 or CCM 8 U should lie parallel to the plate of the BLM 3g, and the red dot should point to the left when viewed from behind the microphones.
The great advantage of M/S technique is the ability to make adjustments during post-production. The “M“ and “S“ channels can be recorded directly, and matrixed into stereo left and right signals in playback. The apparent width of the stereo image can then be set appropriately for the given situation.