DPA Microphones Workshop Explores Surround Miking

Oct 21, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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DPA presented a paper and host a special workshop at the AES 24th International Conference in Banff, Canada. The results of this workshop are currently on view at www.dpamicrophones.com, within the company’s “Microphone University” area.

Although many different miking setups were explored during the workshop—which was conducted by DPA engineers Mikkel Nymand, Eddy Bøgh Brixen, and company principal Morten Stove—the overall conclusion according to Stove was, “There is no one way of miking for surround, which is great because it shows that you can do the same recording in many different ways and achieve many different experiences. It’s an open book with many variations based on personal taste, the application and the room, of course.”

The individual sessions included “Introduction to Microphone Techniques for 5.1 Surround Sound” by Mikkel Nymand, an overview of the latest thinking in multichannel setups. “A Surround Microphone Setup for Classical Music” by Lars S. Christensen of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation explored new setups for broadcasting larger musical setups in surround.

Other new surround techniques are explored in “Recording DNRSO in Surround 5.0” by Jan Oldrup of the Danish Broadcast Corporation; “Description of a 5-Channel Microphone Technique” by Jason Corey, University of Michigan and Geoff Martin, Bang & Olufsen; “A Five-Microphone Technique for Music Recording in a Large Venue” by Richard King, Sony Music Studios; “Practical Surround Microphone Techniques” by Mike Sokol and Hector La Torre; “Swan Lake in 5.1” by Hans Evers, sound supervisor, SVT, Sweden; and “Capturing Continuous Phantom Image in a Four-Channel Microphone Array” by Gary F. Baldassari, Incorporated Magi, Holmes Beach, Fla.






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