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IBC2008: Schoeps MK 22 Capsule

The MK 22 offers a new type of directional pattern called "open cardioid," which combines the directional effect of the MK 4 cardioid with the sonic character of the MK 21 wide cardioid.

The MK 22 microphone capsule is the latest addition to the Schoeps Colette Series of modular condenser mics.

The MK 22 offers a new type of directional pattern called “open cardioid,” which combines the directional effect of the MK 4 cardioid with the sonic character of the MK 21 wide cardioid.

The open cardioid pattern is less critical than the classic cardioid with respect to motion of sound sources away from its main axis.

A pair of these capsules is well suited for “quasi-ORTF” stereophonic recording. The new STC 22 mounting bar facilitates this recording arrangement. The angle between capsules is 110 degrees with a distance of 21 centimeters.

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