The practical requirements of broadcast and cinema stereo sound dictate the need for good stereo imaging, as well as full monaural compatibility. Coincident miking fulfills this requirements, and the most versatile of these techniques is the M-5 matrixing of a forward facing directional microphone with a laterally oriented bi-directional microphone. The results offer both good stereo perspective and full (discrete) monaural compatibility. The importance and implementation of this technique to the recording, broadcast, and film media will be discussed.
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