Amp Micing

Any tips for amp micing?

Does anyone have experience with using 2 mics (one dynamic + one condenser)? Would this enhance the sound or just provide more mixing options - if they are recorded on different tracks?

Thanks

Yeah…from time to time I use 1 head & 2 different cabs. An isolation cab with an Eminence Man-O-War and an SM57 mounted inside. I will use my trusty Oktava MK-319 on my V30 loaded 2x12 cab. I place the Oktava about 12" in front of an centered between the 2 speakers. Each cab each mic recorded to 1 mono track and mixed.

If I am looking for some really low end thump, I will pull off the bottom back panel of the 2x12 cab and stick a mic right at the inside edge of the cab off to one side, while running another mic on the front side or the isolation cab.

Another fun to try mic is a boundary or plate mic. I have a cheap-o Radio Shack I use from time to time in conjunction with an SM57.

If you have a set of circumaural cans that fit tight and can get out of the cab blast zone, you should be able to hear the difference between mics…fun to try!

Duff

Duff

You know your stuff (no pun intended). It is interesting that you use a mic inside the cabinet as well. I would like to hear some of your recordings with these settings.

Thanks

I believe, it’s duffman…
He has quite the ISO Cabinet, that he built… I think he posted some photos of it (the cabinet) as he was building it…
I stand corrected… I think it was this time, last year… OR…
was it two years ago ????


Anyway, this cabinet, works like a charm…
I have two ISO cabs in the design stage…
It’s all in my head…
:)
:p
:laugh:
One day, I’ll get the pencil-and-paper going…








Bill…

Hey Bill…yeah my iso-cab has worked out great! I renamed it the “Marriage Saver”! Been following the studio build. Looks like she’s comin along!

amoore…honored by a member of this board to do leads for this song: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8892611
SM57 in front on cone edge…SM57 in back of cab, recorded split stereo.

ISO-cab only all electric guitars: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8387190

Clean guitar Sm57, distorted SM57 @ cone edge & MK319 12" out and centered between on 2x12: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9173631

I also have 2 combo amps that do “silent” recording via built in DI’s. A Tech21 TradeMark 60 (solid state) and an Egnater Reble 30. Rhythm guitar Tech21 lead is Rebel 30 all done in silent mode: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7736914

Duff

Hi duffman:

Thanks for posting those links…
Great stuff…
Those guitar tracks are very signature to your creations…
The tracks contain lots of your hard work,dedication, and discipline among other adjectives that only you know know how to create, with your ISO Cabinet…
:)
:p
Continuity between the songs guitar tracks shows through, in the technical sense but the creativity in each song is definitely unique… Those are great tracks…
The technical capture of the guitar tracks keeps you listening right through to the end of each song…
:agree:



Bill…

Duff

Those are some really cool tunes! I think my favorite is Texas. I need to get a soundclick account and upload some of my stuff one of these days.

I tried to add a photo to my profile but i guess I’m too new to be able to do that.

Keep up the great work on those tunes.

Check this out - very useful:

http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/Microphone-University.aspx

Quote: (TomS @ Aug. 27 2010, 5:31 PM)

Check this out - very useful:

http://www.dpamicrophones.com/en/Microphone-University.aspx

Hi TomS:

That's a beaut-of-a-link..
Lots of reading-and-absorbing to-do there..
That's heavy..
it's gonna take me a while..
:)



You're worse than my ninth grade teacher..
Do I Have To ????
hehehe..








Bill..

I’ve heard good things/reviews on the Sennheiser E609. Have any of you guys tried this for miking guitar amps?

Quote: (amoore @ Aug. 30 2010, 10:36 PM)

I've heard good things/reviews on the Sennheiser E609. Have any of you guys tried this for miking guitar amps?

Hi amoore:


That mic is one of the better instrument/amp mics there is for live stage work..
Anyone who has ever used them has never had any negative comments on their use..
Most of the guys who use them have moved on from Shure SM 57's..
My life long Steel Guitar player friend (Leonard) even used his for session work..








Bill..

If you poke around a bit you will find that many prefer the E906 to the E609. You will also find some shoot-outs between the SM57, the E906, and the E609

SM57 & E609 here: http://thetoneking.com/wp…er-e609

SM57 & E906 here: http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum…ns.html

Hi duffman:

Those are great links that show how those mics differ…
It sounds to me that only the purists and guitar player connoisseurs would know the flavors… To come right down to it, I would have to see the mic again that Leonard used to know if it was an E906 or an E609 mic…
???
I even think he went to the Flat Mic because of its visual profile…





Bill…