M-S Recording Technique

The “Mid/Side”, or M-S recording technique, was first designed by EMI engineer Alan Blumlein. He invented the method in 1933 and used it for some of the first stereophonic recordings. The M-S microphone recording technique is commonly used in broadcasts,...

A/B Stereo Recording Technique

The A/B stereo recording technique is also known as “Spaced Pair”. It involves two microphones positioned anywhere from 3 to 10 feet apart, meant to capture the same sound source. The distance between them will create time-of-arrival (phase) and level...

Binaural Sound

Stereophonic sound recording, as we know it today, comes from the patent of Alan Blumlein. He developed what he called a “binaural sound” in 1931. It started when he and his wife viewed a “talkie”(an early sound film) at a local cinema. Blumlein noted that the sound...