« on: June 10, 2013, 12:57:30 PM »
What is the mod on the Oktava that you mention Loren? Easily done?
Is it necessary to have a stereo pair.....to record a performance using all bowls? For recording a single bowl?
You can read the mod on Recording Magazine website here:
Is it easy? The board is very small and delicate, but it is a doable mod if you are handy with a soldiering iron, or you could find someone who can do the mod for you. If I recall I think all the parts for the mod cost me $25.
As for stereo, it's really up to you. I would probably record several tracks in mono then pan them.
You want to spend some serious money on some great mics? Check out the Schoeps CMC 6 which is body only. Add a MK 4 cardioid capsule and we are getting near 2 grand for a single mic. If you want an omni the MK 5 capsule will cost you another grand. Hyper-cardioid? The MK 41 will run you $1300 just for the capsule. Expensive but worth it, I use a pair of these at work all the time, my go to mic for most things when recording stereo.