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26th January 2014
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Recorded a song using only SM57 on everything

We stuck an SM57 in front of everything and quickly did a 1 take cover... just to see what it would sound like. I was impressed.

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26th January 2014
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Sounds great!

And for such a riotously fiery nom de plume as Butane Prophet yer all sporting a fine line in warm and fuzzy footwear as well. Especially the drummer!

No but really, very nice! Just sitting here doing emails and getting my week ready and this pops right outta the speakers.

Fun experiment I bet?!

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26th January 2014
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Yes it was fun! We banged it out very quickly. Drummer had great energy I thought. As far as the footwear... it is winter in Canada what can I say
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Wow!
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That was one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time.
The main thing I get from it is: "I don't care what you've got to work with, get your shit together and record."
Thanks man.
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Great performance.
Like the sound of the drums and bass, punchy.
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For the price, the 57 is such a great mic. I've had to do something similar when I had a 4-band show, and only had 2 sets of drum mics. Ended up micing the first 2 drum kits with all 57s, as well as the guitars. 58 on vocals too. Ended up sounding great!
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It blends together so well, like it was recorded through a console.
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Sounds great - very creative and simplistic approach -just curios what else did you use - what daw or board, effects etc. great job more people need to just simplify it and ROCK!
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Great thread.
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That just flat out killed. Rock and Roll done right.
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Love it! I have always been a huge fan of those Tiny Terrors

I'm even more impressed with the BGV approach. Great sounds...proving all of that "pack your mic locker jargon is....jargon"
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Sounds awesome! You see, this is the thing about the SM57. That guitar sound just soft and dull, right up until the second the rest of the band kicks in, and then it's just 100% the sound of rock 'n' roll. And that snare could almost be a tom. Is that a problem? No, because all you need is a "hit".

Yeah, you can generally make an SM57 work. Actually, with some care and intuition, you can always make it work, at least for rock music. Out of both ignorance and poverty, SM57's are all I used for years. It's not a great mic. Actually, it kind of sucks. But if you want to sound like this, well, it's the way to do it.
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Kick ass man...my 7 year old daughter came to see what I was playing and she agrees...sound sounds well balanced and gelled nicely..
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Man, just came across this post - this is seriously great. Here's the thing - it's all performed superbly, the energy from the band jumps out of the speakers, the song rocks and I love the vocals. Put any mics in front of this and you get a killer recording.

Also, I own a Dual Terror so I know how well they track. Pure rock guitar tones. This is both affirming and inspiring. Thanks for posting this!
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great!!!! Inspired me to buy one!!
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So good!
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great!!!! Inspired me to buy one!!
Get two. That way you can mic the kick and have an OH, too.
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great!
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Wow, that sounds pretty amazing for all 57's. I wouldn't have thought it would sound as good as it does. Nicely done!
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Nice...

Performance, performance performance...
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Sound really really good, nice and punchy! I,m curious to know what mic preamps did you used with the SM57's ??????
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Sound really really good, nice and punchy! I,m curious to know what mic preamps did you used with the SM57's ??????
Neve Portico. LA2a compressor, and Lynx II converters. Check the comments on YouTube.

Not gonna say 'I told you so' like I'm some kind of expert, but I've always felt that the SM57 is the one mic that most benefits, and can also be the most hurt by the preamp.
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Brilliant!
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wow, that sounds awesome, lots of character

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hmmm how can the snare drum sound that full? doesn't convince me actually
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I do believe they may have processed...
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Yeah , really amazing.I think the most important role is the "driving force " of the song - the rockandroll attitude. And this is one more proof that equipment has secondary role in the recording ,first is the arrangement and performance as everyone here knows.Great done.
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WOW! The snare tone is just AMAZING! How did you get that without close micing? It just blew my mind! Congrats!
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