Washington, DC (September 20, 2006)–Producer/engineer Jim Anderson recently employed the new Sanken CUW-180 stereo microphone for PBS’s In Performance at the White House. Anderson, who has eight Grammys and Latin Grammys with 22 nominations, is the Chair of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at New York University and has been the engineer for the White House series for the past 15 years.
The Sanken CUW-180 set up in the grand piano at The White House “When we set up for this show,” Anderson explained, “we had a stage that had to remain absolutely clean, without mic stands. We had a pianist and then the singer came over near the piano. And we had dancers throughout the show. I thought the CUW-180 would be perfect, because I could conceal it in the piano, with a single point source. If I wanted a wider image I could adjust the dual capsules, because they have a ratcheted détente that you can lock into 90 degrees, or 120 degrees. It has that Sanken sound that I really like, with a very clear transient top end. And it’s a microphone that is not afraid to go down to the bottom end.”
The CUW-180 is two adjustable cardioid condenser microphones in one body. Each of the 180° capsules is independently adjustable, providing a versatile microphone for a variety of stereo and Surround recording applications. For stereo recording, such as common X-Y configurations, the position of both capsules maintains optimum on-axis response and phase coherence.
“If you want to recreate a recording situation,” Anderson added, “you can go back to a setting that works. In fact, I have done sound effects for film, and they ask for things to be very specific, like 120 degrees for a background effect, because they know that won’t interfere with the Dolby surround. It will stay locked into Left-Right. So, I think this mic would be an excellent choice for sound effects recording, as well as for music.”
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