Can you tell the difference between microphone pickup patterns?

    • XY
      (AKA Coincident Pair)

      2 Microphones placed at 90 degrees to each other in cardioid polar pattern. (Mics Used - AKG C451B)

    • ORTF

      2 Microphones spaced 17cm apart and angled 110 degrees away from each other in a cardioid polar pattern. (Mics Used - Rode NT5)

    • Blumlein Array

      2 Microphones placed at 90 degrees to each other in a figure 8 polar pattern. (Mics Used - AKG C414B)

    • Soundfield

      For the purposes of stereo testing, a Soundfield microphone was configured in Mid Side mode, matrixed and decoded to stereo. (Mics Used - Soundfield ST450)

All files are unaltered from their recorded state (No EQ or compression etc) and have been analysed and attenuated to provide identical loudness levels to BS.775-3 (08/12) standard.

And yes.... I know what the microphones look like...

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