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Old 1st July 2005
Gear Nut

API/SM57 for guitar, more bottom please!

Hi. I´m going to record 15 songs next week. How would you combine this equipment if you were to record rock guitar:

API 512c (mine)
Focusrite Penta (studio´s)
Mackie mixer (Studio´s)
Yamaha 01v (Studio´s)

SM57 (mine)
Sennheiser MD441 (mine)
Brauner Phantom C (Mine)
Neumann U87 (Studio´s)
AKG d112 (Studio´s)

I like the sm57/Api combo, but would like a little bit more bottom. Could a d112 add some, or the MD441? Through the Focusrite or the Mackie? Room mick or not? U87 or Phantom C?

***I might be able to borrow a Royer r122 and a vintagedesign CA73 (pretty good neve clone) as well (which i guess would make a big difference) but I cant count on it....

Thanks a lot!
Old 1st July 2005
Gear Addict
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Try the 57 & 441 in a 'sort of' X-Y on the best sounding speaker, make sure the capsules stay very close together with the 441 pointing more to the edge of the cone and the 57 on axis with the voice coil, if your doing solos add the Brauner at about 6-12 feet out. Rent 2 more 512's and you're all set.

Old 1st July 2005
Gear Nut

Thanks. I´ll try that. However, I´m not sure I´ll be able to rent more 512c´s so the other mics probably have to go through the not so good stuff...
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