Amateur Looking To Improve Sound In Studio- NEED MORE ADVICE

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by BuddyGreen, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. BuddyGreen

    BuddyGreen Guest

    Hey. So I'm nowhere near pro with this stuff but I definitely know what I'm doing to a certain extent. I'm just looking for some advice on how I can make my studio and equipment sound better and I figured the "pro" section would be where I'd get the best tips.

    Right now, these are the Mics I have:

    Ev RE 20
    ADK Large Diaphragm Hamburg Edition
    Cheap AT Large and Small Diaphragm Set
    CAD Cardioid Condenser
    Stereo Pair of Samson Pencil Mics
    Blue Bottle Rocket Stage Two LD Condenser

    I also am getting a Macbook Pro with Logic pro 9 and a Stewart preamp.

    I do a lot of live Jazz recordings in my house in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the room my studio is in is a bit live. I've managed to get around that using a mix of compression and mixing mics to reduce bleed.
    I also do a lot of acoustic and Indie recording.

    The three biggest problems are probably getting a nice sound off my Piano (steinway upright), my drum kit (small jazz gretsch kit), and getting a nice warm guitar sound out of my blues Junior.
    Right now, the best sound I've gotten out of the piano is with the Blue in the back, behind the soundboard, about 3 inches away and more towards the low end.
    I usually use the samsons for drum overheads and the ADK to get a good kick sound.
    I really have no idea how to get a nice warm sound out of my amp with out it getting way too muddy.
    If anyone has any Ideas it would be much appreciated.
  2. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    WHAT?!?!? No 57 on the amp? Heresy, I say!!! You don't say what or how you're mic'ing the amp with. RE-20 works good and won't muddy the tone due to its' lack of proximity effect. Anytime I get muddiness, I try one of the 2 RE-20's I like a charm.
    Also, have you tried the RE-20 on the KICK? I use that for big band drummers all the time, just a thought. If you try that, it would free up the Hamburg (got one of those, too) to be used elsewhere (like horns, vocals, etc) more appropriate for it.. Of course, the RE-20 works well for those, too. So what do I know...LOL!!!!

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