View Single Post
Old 6th July 2019
Gear Guru
Brent Hahn's Avatar

Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
A lot of folks just ram a mic up to the grille and hit record. There’s more of a chance that you just placed it in the worst spot (often the center of the dust cap) than the sweet spot. A 57 seldom sounds good in the center...
It might help to remind ourselves that, behind that grille, the speaker is a cone. It's way closer to the grille at the edges than it is in the middle. The proximity effect only kicks in when the mic is in close proximity (duh), and with 57's and 58's that's a big deal.