‘Perfect stereo imaging every time’ with Røde’s Stereo Bar
The latest ancillary to be released by Røde Microphones has begun shipping. The Stereo Bar is a precision microphone mount capable of quickly forming stereo arrays.
Spacing marks for the microphones are indicated on both sides at 10-, 15- and 20cm increments – as well as the 17cm distance necessary for ORTF stereo recordings – allowing for quick set-up of common mounting configurations.
In the middle of the Stereo Bar is an angle indicator displaying both 90-degrees for X-Y stereo arrays and 110-degrees for ORTF placement. The bar is constructed from PC-ABS plastic and can support the weight of two large diaphragm microphones at a capsule distance of up to 20cm. Microphones are mounted via two removable ⅜-inch threads that slide along the bar, with spacers mounted below the bar that can be relocated to the top for configuration of stacked microphone pairs.
When combined with the manufacturer’s Pivot Adaptor accessory, the Stereo Bar can be tilted through 210-degrees to increase versatility.