Comparison of polar patterns

These simultaneous recordings of 7 microphones illustrate the role of the microphone’s directional characteristics for the sound color and the direct/diffuse ratio.
Recorded at the Wolfgang-Rihm-Forum of the university of music, Karlsruhe, Germany
Speaker: Friedemann Röhlig
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The microphones were arranged differently for the two recordings.
In the first recording, they are positioned in one place.
In the second recording, the microphones are staggered one behind the other according to the distance factor.