thanks for this - I loved reading the comment and the whole thread of discussion it inspired. I'm doing my own humble informal experiments with microphones for tenor and double second, following up on ideas I got from here as well…"
Glad to be of any help. The real arbiters of this whole issue are the performers like yourself who pay a lot of attention to how their sound is projected. Furthermore , the whole issue of tone quality is such a subjective thing.
Shure uses similar methods, though I did not know the 6" recommendation for lower pans. Am glad it's on their radar. They fall short of recommending a type of microphone,
Regarding placement above the rim, prefer…"
"That program has been very popular in Canada, but this particular episode left me scratching my head. Particularly the grooving and firing. If scribing a pair of lines is as effective as grooving with a punch at isolating tones, it would…"