This large-diaphragm, transformerless microphone has two audio outputs: one each for the front side and rear side of the capsule. This design allows the polar pattern for a recording to be changed later in the production process; Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8, or any intermediate pattern can be created by combining the front and rear tracks according to the mix matrix below.
This enables creative production techniques, such as using a narrower Cardioid pattern for an intimate verse section, and a wider pattern with increase ambience for a chorus.
The circuit is derived from the Schoeps CMC5 design; it incorporates 10 years' worth of our research into component selection, noise reduction, and resolution enhancement. The capsule is specially selected for neutral response and tight front-to-rear frequency matching. We individually tune each mic for a flat, extended frequency response.
The Multitrack Mic is bundled with the Roswell Cutaway™ shockmount, which provides secure mounting and excellent mechanical isolation, without introducing mechanical resonances.
We also include an XLR5 breakout cable, which we build in-house using Gotham GAC3 cable and Neutrik connectors. (For reference, Neumann's version of this cable, the "AC 20," retails for $169.) The female XLR5 end plugs into the mic; the two male XLR3 connectors would plug into standard 3-pin mic cables for connection to your preamp or interface.
Note that you'll need 2 open channels to record the front and rear sides of this mic simultaneously.
The mic body is finished in a satin black powdercoat. The front of the mic is marked with our vintage logo 'MP' badge.
We can build this mic with either a Satin Nickel grille or Black Chrome. Choose via the menu above.
We have a very limited number of these mics, with no plans to re-stock once this production run is sold.
We build these to order; allow 5 business days between order and shipping.
Record both mic outputs, to two tracks. Combine the two recorded tracks at mix time to produce the indicated polar pattern:
|Figure 8||100%||100%, reversed polarity|
|Sub Cardioid||100%||20-80%, reversed polarity|