This clip holds two AKG C451 microphones in an ORTF mic’ing formation. ORTF mic’ing means the capsules are arranged 17 centimeters apart at an angle of 110 degrees. It is a French broadcasting standard, but is used widely around the globe for it’s good stereo seperation and minimal phase issues.
Now you can get a perfect ORTF setup in a matter of seconds and save valuable floor real-estate by reducing the need to setup an additional mic stand. In addition, testing different positions for your ORTF mic setup becomes a breeze as the two microphones are joined as a single unit. No more fumbling with multiple mic stands just to audition a few positions for your ORTF mic’ing setup!
Quick setup hint: When you put NT5’s into the clip and they’re 17 cm apart (the proper distance for true ORTF) you’ll notice that the small screw in the side of the microphones body lines up with the edge of the plastic clip. Next time you’re setting up the clip, if you just eyeball the screw to be in line with the plastic, you’ll know the mics are exactly 17 cm apart without measuring!
This clip will facilitate the ORTF arrangement of the following microphones:
- AKG Acoustics C 430
- AKG Acoustics C 451
- AKG Acoustics C 451 Anniversary
- AKG Acoustics C 451B
- AKG SE300 B
- Apex Electronics 190
- Beyerdynamic MCE 530
- Groove Tubes GT-33
- Pearl Microphone Laboratory OM 16
- Soyuz Microphones SU-011