Troublemakers had the mandates of orchestral recording and creating a binaural mix of the performance.
By using Sennheiser’s AMBEO Cube microphone arrangement of 9 MKH800 Twin to capture the full breadth of the Orchestra, merged with the Decca Tree technique and adding multiple spot microphones, the team came up with a configuration to capture the space and get an immersive feeling. Jean-Michel Carron, audio designer, delivered a cinema mix with AMBEO Cube and a binaural mix recorded with Neumann KU100 for mobile devices. Both delivered the ultimate immersive experience of being right in front of the conductor and surrounded by the musicians of the orchestra.
The quality and flexibility of the AMBEO Cube mic played a crucial role in the final delivery. The MKH-800 Twin allowed the fine-tuning of the mic’s pattern during the post-production and mixing process. The tone of the microphones is perfect to provide a transparent, rich, and warm reproduction of the Orchestra’s performance, with no details lost. The microphones’ coherent and smooth polar pattern makes it an amazing tool for this type of recording. With the customized AMBEO Cube microphone arrangement, it has become possible for us to adapt and deliver different audio formats that would be perfect for playback in the cinema and in binaural through headphones.
Video credit: Laval Symphony Orchestra
Photo Credit: Mathieu Barrette (https://bboxprod.com/)
Audio system design: Jean-Michel Caron – MTRX Audio