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MS = mono/stereo?[edit]

Doesn't MS stand for mono/stereo? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:32, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Maybe, but not usually. One microphone gives the Mid (L+R), the other gives the Side (L-R) - basically same as FM broadcasting#FM_stereo.
Given that you can progressively attenuate the Side (L-R), it gives you a countinuously-variable stereo width, so it can collapse to mono, so your suggestion has some logic, but it's not the usual meaning !
-- (talk) 04:41, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

binaural ILD and ITD[edit]

Explain ? -- (talk) 06:17, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

MS compatibility[edit]

I removed the following text:

  • There is some controversy as to whether MS micing technique can create translation issues when used with matrix encoded cinema surround formats such as Dolby SR LtRt, which relies on phase relationships between left and right channels of the stereo recording in order to decode surround information.

It was placed below the references in non-standard position, and it did not have any cites to support it. If there is indeed a controversy it should be easy to find published sources. Binksternet (talk) 04:37, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

The MS is not compatible, as is, with mixing for film. LtRt and multi-channel too. Why? Simply because there is a delay applied to the surround in theaters (technically too complicated to explain here). There is little or no written references but all sound re-recording mixer experience this problem. Regards.Wfplb (talk) 12:15, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
Right! For there to be controversy, somebody would have to be pushing MS as compatible for film. Binksternet (talk) 12:53, 22 August 2011 (UTC)
I agree with the OP that this text snippet is wrong. In fact, MS is the preferred stereo technique among location recording engineers. Moreover, since MS does _not_ introduce any artificial run-time differences, it is actually more robust in the presence of matrix encoding than spaced pairs.

If MS did not work with any matrix encoding, then pan-potted mono sounds would not work either, which means that if the statement were true, you could not use mixing desks for sound production. Not likely :-D Will remove the snippet again. Nettings (talk) 22:37, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

ORTF technique[edit]

Why isn't the ORTF technique included as a separate technique vs. a brief mention under A-B, especially since the A-B section says it use omnis while the ORTF article says it uses cardioids? Misty MH (talk) 20:22, 22 October 2013 (UTC) Misty MH (talk) 20:24, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Be bold and make ORTF into a separate technique. Binksternet (talk) 21:01, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
I too think that ORTF technique should be in this article as a separate technique. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:C7D:BBB0:300:6D8D:C56A:3FA2:4A6E (talk) 19:06, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

legality of covert recording (microphone placement)[edit]

There are many regulations regarding microphone placement and participation of knowledge of one party that a recording is taking place to be regarded as "legal". For example, surveillance systems in businesses (in some states) are required to have unconcealed microphones. I'm searching for this or other such references to the legality of recording practices. There is a scant amount of information in Legality_of_recording_by_civilians#Voice_recording. -RR — Preceding unsigned comment added by RotogenRay (talkcontribs) 18:52, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

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