Panning with ORTF

by John M
(Kansas City)

I'm using two cardioid mics in ORTF setup into two channels of a mixer. What is the correct setting for the pan control of each channel? Does using a mixer with a pan control acheive different result than using a dedicated mic pre?

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Aug 18, 2011
Just pan them opposite
by: Lee from

Hi John,

Using two mics and panning it for stereo is simple - just pan the two tracks hard left and hard right. This means that in a two speaker setup, one channel comes exclusively from one side, and vice versa for the other channel.

About using a mic pre to do it; I'm not sure that will work. A preamp works on a single channel, and thus has no option to pan left or right.


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