This may be a bit of a beginner's question, but I moved to NYC from australia and left my second Oktava cardioid behind. I need to record some ambiences for a film, and I was wondering what you seasoned pros think is the best setup for this application?
I've had satisfactory results using A-B spaced omnis, and ORTF cardioids. So my options are buying another oktava for ORTF; buying a relatively cheap M/S; or getting hold of some omnis to do A-B recordings. Does anyone have an opinion on M/S for ambience recording? It seems to me that'd be mainly useful for spot FX.
Also, how does this affect the quality of an ambience for stereo, as well as 5.1 diverged slightly to the center?
Many thanks for your input!