Well what I'm saying is that particular setup (VIP) that is in the picture won't do much good for other applications. And I don't think that clip will adjust to accommodate. I did go on to say that two Beta 57A's or SM57's do work great for close applications. But easier to work with when they are on separate stands or a dual mic clip that offers more adjustment.O1B wrote:"Would likely not do you any good".... Respectfully, my testing - with an even closer mic (H6) - shows otherwise..
That's why Id like input from someone who has actual experience trying the setup.
The shure sounds deeper/fuller than the H6 (without warming) so I'd like to make the switch from single to dual.
Thanks for the Presidential mic info, though...
joeyluck wrote: This is what used to be the US Presidential mic setup. It had been that way since the 60's. The current president changed it. He wanted one mic on a gooseneck so he could constantly play with it and adjust it. The two mics this way were mostly to have one for the room and the other for broadcast. I'm not sure if the current setup just sends the same mic to both of if they use a lav in addition. But this setup would likely not do you any good.
However, you can use a pair for recording instruments up close. Just not with that mic clip. I know 2 Beta 57A's are great on piano. Although you may still want condensers on a piano.
I do recording of instruments and field recording and have also done live sound for a US President a few times. So have used that setup and the Shure VIP setup. Again, just saying the Shure VIP package wouldn't be the right fit.