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Multichannel Microphone Support System

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Using the process of Multichannel Microphone Array Design (MMAD), an almost infinite number of microphone configurations can be chosen to suit the needs of a particular sound recording situation. Careful adjustment of microphone position is needed to achieve each desired configuration, both with respect to each microphone position coordinate and also the individual microphone orientation. The 'wingspan' must be capable of adjustment from a minimum of about 30 cms to a maximum of a few metres. Independent adjustment must also be possible for the front triplet group of microphones and the back pair. A new approach to this problem will be presented, together with a practical demonstration of a prototype suspension system, with particular emphasis on the specific needs of MMAD.

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