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Micing an amp - anyone ever do this?
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Micing an amp - anyone ever do this?



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SM57 & Royer 121. That looks interesting.

Anyone ever try this combo?
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At 3:17 in

SM57 & Royer 121. That looks interesting.

Anyone ever try this combo?
It's very common and heard on countless albums.

57 and 421 (angled) as well as 57 and M160 are two other very popular combos.
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Ohh another idea filed... I need some variation over front and rear 57s on open baked cabs.
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that guitar sounds slightly out of tune
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SM57 & Royer 121. That looks interesting.

Anyone ever try this combo?
As closed to an "industry standard" combo as it gets (along with the angled 421 suggested earlier).

probably my default micing approach for guitars. It works - I always sum to one channel though, I hate having multi-mics on things unnecessarily.

I've never managed "front and back" micing - always sounds phasey to me. If someone does this I tend to ditch one or the other!
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SM57 & Royer 121.
Yup, probably the most common 2 mic combo in hard rock. I like 121, and e906 even more... The Royer 121 is awesome.
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As closed to an "industry standard" combo as it gets (along with the angled 421 suggested earlier).

probably my default micing approach for guitars. It works - I always sum to one channel though, I hate having multi-mics on things unnecessarily.

I've never managed "front and back" micing - always sounds phasey to me. If someone does this I tend to ditch one or the other!
I will use the two mic faders as tone shapers. Also sounds good for pseudo-stereo panned hard left and right.
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I will use the two mic faders as tone shapers. Also sounds good for pseudo-stereo panned hard left and right.
Yeah if I'm thinking I'm going to hard pan them for a "wide mono" effect I might record them separately.

And I'll also do the balance the mics as eq thing too.
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Great info - thanks everyone!
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