micing amp with 57

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by kaplan, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. kaplan

    kaplan Guest

    I seem to be getting lots of noise when micing my fender amp with a SM57. I am recording through a tascam 4track(using it as a mixer), then to a computer. I think I ought to be able to shove that 57 right up against the amp. Any ideas what the problem is??
  2. djui5

    djui5 Guest

    the tascam...

    what else is in the chain? and how loud is the amp noise in the room?
  3. JoffKing

    JoffKing Guest

    nearg, dont shove ure sm57 against the amp grill, that garners too much lowend to make a nice guitar recording anyways (ure actually supposed to mic bass amps like that)

    I have really dirty power in my studio, and really noisey single coil seymore duncan soapbar pickups on my guitar, but I mic my amp about 6" from the grill, and i get a great signal to noise ratio, as well as a great sound from the amp.

    If ure still getting noise, try placing ure mic on an angle, this gives it a different sound, but can cut down on noise, as the SM57s are SUPER unidirectional

    really, to get the best results, u should have a friend come by and work the mixer, while you play the guitar and move ure mic around

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