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Mesa Rect/Chameleon Labs Pre/Heavy Guitars..which mics of mine for recording?
Old 13th January 2007
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Mesa Rect/Chameleon Labs Pre/Heavy Guitars..which mics of mine for recording?

Let's see: What do you need to know?

I don't need to worry about track limits.

I'm recording through 2 Chameleon Labs Pre's. Anymore than 2 mics at a time requires using the preamps on a Tascam M2600 or Studio Projects VTB-1 tube pre.

I don't have a compressor or any other outboard gear worth using. This will be done ITB until I get more cash friendly.

I use a MOTU 24 I/O for the interface.

We play heavy, old schoolish punk with a touch of metal.

For the rhythm tracks, he'll be using a nicely setup esp guitar through the Mesa dual rect and a 4X12" cab with nice Celestian speakers.

I plan on doing 3 performances. There will be 2 rhythm and 1 with the solo. The two rhythm will be panned mostly L and R. I could do 2 each on rhythm for 5 total. I'm open to anything but muddiness. (He plays clean, though.)

I'm going to switch setups and use a Strat/Marshall deal for the center track with the solo on it.


Right now I've got to decide what mics to use for my Left and Right rhythm tracks.

I've got :
2--Oktava MK 319's (factory, not matched)
2--SM 57's.
4--SM 58's.
1--SM 58 Beta
1-Studio Projects C-1 (The Older One)
3-Sen. E-604's
Many-Other crappy mics that I wouldn't use for anything.

I could use two of the same mics with the same pre for my first real stereo deal or combine. I dunno.

I'm looking for advice on which to use and how close to put one or the other if it is going to involve 2 mics.

Does anyone make "iso booths" with blankets etc to isolate and capture more sound?

Also, I've got half of my closet treated with fiberboard and covered in cloth. I use it to record vocals. Would you recommend putting the cab in there to record?

I have carpeted floors/ 8-10 footish ceilings (it vaults in the center of the square room. The walls are lightly treated and the ceiling is very soft. I can't think of anything else.

Advise on the future Marshall/Strat setup wouldn't hurt either.

Thanks again.
--Rich

This place is a goldmine.

(By the way; I do use the search function all the time. This is pretty specific, though.)
Old 13th January 2007
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start with one sm57 and read the slipperman distorted gtrs from hell thread...
Old 13th January 2007
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Originally Posted by 11413 View Post
start with one sm57 and read the slipperman distorted gtrs from hell thread...
I like the 57 too. But if you read slippermans distorted gtrs from hell
the whole music scene may change by the time you understand a word that guy says
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