I am looking for an excellent-quality Stereo Bar on which to mount my pair of AKG 414s. I need to have maximum flexibility to mount X/Y, ORTF, M/S, and Blumlein configurations. However, I have found this a remarkably difficult product to find.
The only two of decent quality I have found are the Schoeps ums20 and the AEA SMP. Does anyone know of others, or of a clip that can join the AKG 414 mic with either the Schoeps or the AEA bar?
Your thoughts are much appreciated.
PS Do I really need to use shock mounts when doing concert hall recordings?