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SM58 for studio live run through

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Guitarfreak, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    When miking a singer/guitarist, and perchance say that you are using an SM58 for the vocal mic, how would you position the mic to the singer? I sing straight into the mic with the back pointed at the amp to take advantage of the null zone of the cardioid pattern. But I always get better tone when I retrack it later holding the mic under my lips.

    Actually you can hear this in my newly posted song, which no one is commenting on (go figure, it IS in the critique section lol). The verse was recorded later and the chorus is from the run through. Do a lot of you get similar results?

    Hold You Tonight.
  2. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    Beuller? Beuller?
  3. NCdan

    NCdan Guest

    It's really tough to critique a song that is just an electric guitar and vox. No one who does that sells records. Who knows how it would actually sound with drums and a bass in the mix?
  4. Guitarfreak

    Guitarfreak Well-Known Member

    They call that "acoustic" these days. I just don't have an "acoustic" guitar lol. So I make do with what I got.

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