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Thread: No double-micing of guitar cabs for me!

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    Default No double-micing of guitar cabs for me!

    The video of Michael Wagener finding the sweet spots, phase-wise, for the two mics taught me one important thing: you'd better be really accurate when you use two mics on a cab!

    I think I'll leave that care to the big boys and just keep tracking with a single SM57 in my down-and-dirty recording world.

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    Default double mics are cool

    Hi! My first post here so I should probably be a little careful

    We record mostly thrash metal, black metal etc and I found that using to mics on a cab gives me a lot of options without having to resort to EQ... My favorite is usually 57 and ribbon or 57 and LDC. Sometimes we use one 57 on axis and one 45 degrees off axis

    The combfiltering of course depends on the mics used, but (maybe I'm putting my foot in my mouth now?) the tracks can be phase alligned in Nuendo, or Pro Tools afterwards. Sometimes it even sounds better without phase alligning...

    If they're both recorded on axis flipping the phase on one mic gives us a monstrous midscoop sound with tons of low end, but still enough definition and top end for the guitars to cut through

    Well, just my two cents

    morten

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    I find consistently that using one mic on a cab and "resorting", liberally and without any guilt, to EQ sounds better.
    William Wittman
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    Quote Originally Posted by starfighter
    If they're both recorded on axis flipping the phase on one mic gives us a monstrous midscoop sound with tons of low end, but still enough definition and top end for the guitars to cut through
    Welcome Morton,
    just a hint: Have you ever switched to mono after this kind of approach?

    Best regards
    Andreas
    Andreas Lassak
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    I need to show caution here as well since 90% of my work is classical on-location and studio ensemble work... this summer I've been producing my first pop record in over three years - so micing a VOX has been part of the project - after much experimentation - a dynamic beyer 201 and Apex Ribbon proved to be the most pleasing - thick - lot's of color - very managable - and easy to position in the stereo field.

    -D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Lassak
    Welcome Morton,
    just a hint: Have you ever switched to mono after this kind of approach?

    Best regards
    Andreas
    Yes; I always check in mono! :-)) The whole idea behind flipping the phase is to get rid of most of the mid instead of using EQ. Another benefit is zero latency monitoring; impossible if you had to use software EQ... Just gives us a ton of a fat tight bottom and nice sweet top. "Pantera" like sound U know??
    I think you may have misunderstood me; we don't pan these to mikes LR.
    They both sit on the same side and we do overdubs with another guitar.

    oh well... Roger Nichols (or was it Bruce Swedien) said that if it sounds good it is good...;-))

    morten

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    IC, morton

    Quote Originally Posted by starfighter
    oh well... Roger Nichols (or was it Bruce Swedien) said that if it sounds good it is good...;-))morten
    Actually it was me saying this - just yesterday.

    Best regards
    Andreas
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