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Guitar Recording

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by vagelis, Jan 22, 2002.

  1. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    I want to make my guitar sound better andlokking for new ways of or Mic-positions.I use SM57(Down) and MD 421 (Up) just normal positions
     
  2. rpowell

    rpowell Guest

    what kinda amp is it? 1 speaker...2? 4x12?

    couple tricks i've picked up....
    1 mic 2" away 1" from center..straight at it..and a 2nd mic..same place but 30-45 degrees offset...the phasing if done properly can actually work for you...might sit nice in the mix..

    trick 2..get the first mic sounding decent, then
    pump white or pink noise through the amp...and move the 2nd mic till u get the least amount of sound (or lowest meter level)...and then flip the phase..

    for recording heavy guitars..i've pretty much thrown out the 57...i've used it with some success..but love a condenser..2 feet in front of a 12"..(414, u87, etc)

    cheers
     
  3. vagelis

    vagelis Guest

    U87? Ok! I got the U89 and might be better for the "Punch". I' m gonna try that Thanks a lot!!
     
  4. OTRjkl

    OTRjkl Guest

    for recording heavy guitars..i've pretty much thrown out the 57...i've used it with some success..but love a condenser..2 feet in front of a 12"..(414, u87, etc)

    Agreed. A 414 at the above mentioned position also works well for a Pop solo when mixed with a little 421 on the grille.

    I have thrown the 57s away in favor for MD421s. If you do the A/B with similar patching, you will find the 421 to have more guts and punch than a 57.

    Another mic that you might try is an AKG D12, right in the middle against the grille. Mix a little bit of it in with the 421; it adds some growl to your axe.

    If you have access, patch into a Neve pre-amp/EQ on your way to tape. You'll smile as you listen! :)
     
  5. ampage

    ampage Guest

    Off topic just a bit, but I wanted to know if any of you have had the chance to try out the new Mesa Rectifier Recording Preamp?
     
  6. sign

    sign Guest

    Hi guys

    You should try a Beyer M88 or M69 (which has less low end) instead of the 57 or 421.

    I never liked the 57 for recording (heavy) guitar and the 421 is quite hot sounding, but when recording a band in one room the spill is too much.

    A Beyer will give you the sound you have in the room when listening to the speaker cabinet and the spill is almost zero.

    Have fun! :tu:
     
  7. RobinH

    RobinH Guest

    I quite like using a Rhode NT1 , a mic I have only used a last resort usually. Don't know why but it sounds better than a dynamic but less response than a good condenser.
     
  8. gordo42

    gordo42 Guest

    If you've got one, try a Senn 441. Always makes me smile when I compare it to a 57 or a 421.

    But all are useful.
     
  9. clintrubber

    clintrubber Guest

    Please tell more ! Are you using the 441 for close/distant micing ? Clean gtr ? Distorted guitar ?

    thanks,

    Peter
     
  10. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Royer 121 - Great River ME-1NV - done Almost too easy!
     

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