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Which mic(s) would you use in these models?
Old 16th November 2009
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Which mic(s) would you use in these models?

Hi everyone!

I own these mics at the moment :
  • Shure SM57
  • Oktava MK012 (x2)
  • Oktava MK319
  • Studio Projects C1
  • T-Bone RM700 (ribbon mic)
I want to try something different, I tested them all of course but by curiosity, I'd like to know your opinion. Which mics would you use to record a small guitar amp (clean and crunch, musical style : classic/prog rock)? By the way, my preamp is a Joemeek VCQ1

Thanks
Old 16th November 2009
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Originally Posted by Anaon View Post
Hi everyone!

I own these mics at the moment :
  • Shure SM57
  • Oktava MK012 (x2)
  • Oktava MK319
  • Studio Projects C1
  • T-Bone RM700 (ribbon mic)
I want to try something different, I tested them all of course but by curiosity, I'd like to know your opinion. Which mics would you use to record a small guitar amp (clean and crunch, musical style : classic/prog rock)? By the way, my preamp is a Joemeek VCQ1

Thanks
Heil PR-40.

You might want to look into getting an additional/different mic pre too.
Old 16th November 2009
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I'd just stick a 57 in front of it and forget about it.

No need to futz around and obsess over the decision.
Old 16th November 2009
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@Fishmed : Well, the game is to record with one of those

@moon_unit : The classic SM57 Actually, I prefer the RM700 if I use one mic but the combination of both is interesting.
Old 16th November 2009
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@moon_unit : The classic SM57 Actually, I prefer the RM700 if I use one mic but the combination of both is interesting.
Way overthinking things.

heh
Old 16th November 2009
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Old 17th November 2009
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Here's a great trick to figure out which sounds best.

Plug the first mic in, put it in front of the amp, and listen. Plug the second mic in, repeat.

Or just use a 57 like everyone else and start worrying about other things.
Old 17th November 2009
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Here's a great trick to figure out which sounds best.

Plug the first mic in, put it in front of the amp, and listen. Plug the second mic in, repeat.

Or just use a 57 like everyone else and start worrying about other things.
57, all the way
Old 17th November 2009
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I'd start w/your tbone and then throw in the 57 if you think it needs it. And if you can't get either of those to work, then adjust your settings on the amp and try again. You'll be able to get a killer sound w/that combo.
Old 17th November 2009
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Here's a great trick to figure out which sounds best.

Plug the first mic in, put it in front of the amp, and listen. Plug the second mic in, repeat.

Or just use a 57 like everyone else and start worrying about other things.
Already done of course, it was just to have your opinion, by curiosity, or maybe test a combo I havven't tested yet...

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I'd start w/your tbone and then throw in the 57 if you think it needs it. And if you can't get either of those to work, then adjust your settings on the amp and try again. You'll be able to get a killer sound w/that combo.
I think so, it's the best combo I found actually...

I need another preamp by the way.
Old 17th November 2009
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[QUOTE=Anaon;4789342]@Fishmed : Well, the game is to record with one of those
QUOTE]

Sorry! I thought by saying, "I want to try something different", I though meant a different mic than what you already had.

Different mics may require different positions, which as you already know take trial and error with your set up. For a blind guess, not knowing how your environment sounds, the SM57 would be a safe bet.
Old 17th November 2009
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[QUOTE=Fishmed;4791853]
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@Fishmed : Well, the game is to record with one of those
QUOTE]

Sorry! I thought by saying, "I want to try something different", I though meant a different mic than what you already had.

Different mics may require different positions, which as you already know take trial and error with your set up. For a blind guess, not knowing how your environment sounds, the SM57 would be a safe bet.
No problem, my english is not perfect at all

Anyway, mics suggestions are still welcome as I like to try new gear (if I can afford it...)
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