Recording additions....questions......

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by jfavela, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. jfavela

    jfavela Guest

    Hi all.
    I've made a new a addition to my aspiring home-studio.
    A Vox AC 30 Classic Custom 1x12 w/a Celestion NeoDog.
    I have a few mics in my bag to choose from.
    SM-57s.......of course
    Peavey-PVM 328s
    CAD E-200
    Rode NT1000
    Stereo pair Rode NT5s

    I planned to use a 57 into my Brick. Is there a ,"preferred," mic for micing cabs?
    What are some determining factors on deciding whether to use a powered mic or not?
    Last but not least, techniques...Im all ears for ideas old and new, so long as they have logical explanations
    Darn rookies,.....LOL.
    Im as giddy as a school girl pondering the new possibilities.
    But seriously, all input is appreciated.

  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    The E-200, 3-4 inches away from the grill and slightly off axis would give you a classic sound.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    I have a new appreciation for my good old 57 now that I plug it into my Brick. Love it on any guitar amp and snare that I've tried it on. The 57 provides a subtle dynamic compression that seem to work with that pre very well. Another thing to try, eh? And that E-200 might very well make a great "room mic" in conjunction with it.
    BTW, when you're placing the 57 (or ANY mic) on an amp, try different points along the radius of the cone. Towards the center, it gets brighter, rounder as you get more to the outer edge...but you already knew that, right?

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