Sennheiser’s MKH 800 Twin mic.Old Lyme, CT (May 20, 2008)–Sennheiser has introduced its MKH 800 Twin microphone. Based upon the company’s MKH 800, the MKH 800 Twin provides polar pattern switching after the recording session.
The MKH 800 Twin can be thought of as a multi-pattern microphone without the pattern switches. The MKH 800 Twin is equipped with both front and back capsule outputs. In a standard multi-pattern mic, like its predecessor, the pattern of the mic is derived by adding and subtracting the back capsule.
Thanks to the MKH 800 Twin’s dual outputs, recordists can simply plug both of these capsules into a DAW or recorder and create the pattern desired during mix-down. The MKH 800 Twin is targeted for film scoring, symphonic recording, broadcasting, 5.1 surround, and studio and field recording.