Immersive Microphone Set-ups

DPA have some fantastic information in their Mic University and their page discussing microphone set-ups for surround sound and immersive audio formats is a really great primer covering some of the common approaches:

I’ve recorded using various multi-channel/surround techniques, but my most common approach for ambiences is using an IRT Cross. Although the technique is primarily designed for pairing with a front array, I actually enjoy it on its own as a quad format, and find it to be a pleasing compromise between envelopment, size of listening area, size and portability and localisation accuracy.

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