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Thread pencile type figure 8 microphones.

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Hi all,

I was wondering if some of you can help me out with some suggestions.

I'm searching for some pencile type ( small diagram) figure 8 microphones.

I basically need them for outdoors

I know akg have some but i have troubles finding some on the internet. (it is showing me only large diagram solutions).

Does any of you use small figure 8 mics?
If so please tell me which ones or perhaps someone can give me advise.

Buget: well not to expensive because their asses are going to be kicked and won't live long... ( don't ask) :D
quality: they don't have to be high end audio

Thank you

- Angelie

It's not about what you got to use ....    but how you use what you got...

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I've never owned a figure-8 pencil condenser, only large-diaphragm figure-8 mics. I know that Oktava makes a small-diaphragm capsule that will fit their MK-012, but those aren't particularly inexpensive. I'm not sure how easy it will be to find low priced small diaphragm condensers with a figure 8 pattern. Good luck.
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not to expensive because their asses are going to be kicked and won't live long... ( don't ask)

You've got me intrigued. What are you using them for? :lol:
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Ok i will not answer that

uh ok I will tell you :p

We are planning to do a ambisonic / format b recording of a wild water rafting experience ....... from inside the boat :) and convert it to surround sound
So the change of drowning the microphones is a almost 70% :bravo:
It is going to be for a rafting simulator

ok well I'm going to continue my search , thank you for the reply Mike

It's not about what you got to use ....    but how you use what you got...

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We are planning to do a ambisonic / format b recording of a wild water rafting experience ....... from inside the boat :) and convert it to surround sound. So the change of drowning the microphones is a almost 70%

Wow. Sounds like a wild project! Hopefully, you'll get what you need on the first take, because your mics might not make it to take 2. :mdr:
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I'm afraid your right and that is just the reason i don't wan't to use my røde mics :)

It's not about what you got to use ....    but how you use what you got...

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Just a little update :

We found some microphones which we can modify to our need.
We choose.......
.. I'm almost to afraid to name them :-D


2 sets of 2 behringer c2 matched mics for 120 euros. They fitted in our budget and are great to rebuild them. A friend of mine is going to build a tetrahedron construction for them including brackets for the electronics.

Nothing much at this moment but i just wanted to let you know...

I know it is not fig 8 but we are going for the format A solution now and we don't need fig 8 anymore

- Angelie

It's not about what you got to use ....    but how you use what you got...

[ Post last edited on 05/19/2015 at 11:24:13 ]

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"....because we all know the best music is made at the house."

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.. I'm almost to afraid to name them :-D
2sets of 2 behringer c2 matched mics for 120 euros

Good mics for throwing overboard. ;)