Originally Posted by nikodemos
my favourite set up for "death metal" guitar:
Marshal 1960 4x12 cabinet used in mono(only 2x12 speakers working)
sm57 on axis of upper speaker 5-8cm from cone
TLM 193 on axis of lower speaker 5-8cm from cone
both through Great River's (and maybe an eq touch)
x 2 takes (mics hard panned, opposite on each take)
.....and of course very very tight playing-tracking
i think that 2x12" cabinets are far more easier to record in a 2 mic set up(close mic'ed) from a 4x12" regarding phase problems but it has less low end punch due to smaller cabinet size.....so i ended with the half working 4x12" thing.....2 speakers only but the same cabinet mass as a 4x12".....
i also love the TLM193 on metal guitars because of it's ability to handle massive SPL amounts on "close mic" situations adding great low end without any harshness on the upper mid.
Hey malakas :-) just kidding,
my best friend from greece always calls me malakas
i got 6505 without the + and love it , it well gets reamp with the XXX
i´m building a 2x12 at the moment, i like 2x12 more than 4x12 in recording, cause it has better mids in my opinion than from the 4x12 i know, but although less low-end, but in a recording a don´t need that much low-end
if you run into phase problems, get the little labs magic box, hell it´s a fantastic cheating tool, i although tried the uad version, great
i never used tlm 193, but my favourite mic is great river model 1a, tube condenser with foresell smp-2, clean 3d preamp, guitars like sitting in front of the amp
nothing i heard beats it...but ihavent heard it all...
try warehouse speaker, they can get the upper mid spike out of the V30s