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Stereo micing guitar cabinet

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by alesis, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. alesis

    alesis Guest

    Friends,

    I have a stereo guitar cabinet with a 2 X 12 speakers driven by a stereo tube amp. I am thinking of stereo micing using a pair of SM57 - one on each speaker.

    Will I still experience phase cancellation because of using two mics, even though I am pointing each mic at each of the speakers. I use a Focusrite mic pre and it has a phase inverter (or something like that) which reverses the phase.

    Please let me know your thougths,

    thanks
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Well-Known Member

    There is no real advantage to try and Mike a cabinet in stereo the way you have described here. May I suggest you have one that is tight on the cabinet and one that is a few feet away from the cabinet? You will need to adjust both levels and the time discrepancy between the 2, by zooming in, in your audio software program and slide/delay the close-up microphone to better time align the close versus far microphone better. This should provide you with a better stereo effect because having 2 microphones that are the same distance from both speakers will yield a primarily mono recording.

    Delayed but still here
    Ms. Remy Ann David
     
  3. lung

    lung Guest

    guitar

    why not try placing a mic at the rear of the cab if your after a bigger sound two mics on the front wont really get what your looking for if you still want to place two mics on the front then try the x y configeration to try and cancel out the phasing effect
     
  4. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Remy is right.. unless of course you do what I sometimes like to do and run some crazy stereo effects into the power amp! In that case close micing each speaker should work fine, its what I do.

    :)
     
  5. greyskull

    greyskull Guest

    merely a suggestion... give it a try if ya want....

    why not try the 'black album' technique, as in one 57 dead straight on the cone, and one of axis next to it on the same speaker, they will of course need phase allignment though,

    or just wack a 57 an inch from the grill cloth, man inch away from the centre of the cone and double track it, instant bigness.
     
  6. greyskull

    greyskull Guest

    merely a suggestion... give it a try if ya want....

    why not try the 'black album' technique, as in one 57 dead straight on the cone, and one of axis next to it on the same speaker, they will of course need phase allignment though,

    or just wack a 57 an inch from the grill cloth, an inch away from the centre of the cone and double track it, instant bigness.
     
  7. Markd102

    Markd102 Well-Known Member

    Or maybe come back a foot or so and XY the mics right inbetween the 2 speakers?

    Experiment my man.... find out what floats your boat. Experimenting with mic positioning is half the fun of recording for me.
     

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