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How much gain on your sm57? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 26th December 2010
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How much gain on your sm57?

Hi folks,

How much gain do you put on your 57? I seem to need to pump up to 50db on my 57 in order to get -12 peak on my strip. Or I need to crank up the source (guitar amp), which gets a bit loud in my bedroom.

Iam using a SixQ as the mic pre, but with my Onyx 1620, or the Audiofire 8, I still get same results. Just wondering if my 57 is ok, or is this normal?

Thanks,

Mike
Old 27th December 2010
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Lots. I've usually got my DMP3 cranked when I use the 57
Old 27th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by vierge99 View Post
Lots. I've usually got my DMP3 cranked when I use the 57
Thanks! Glad aim not alone!

Thanks again!

Care,

Mike
Old 27th December 2010
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Yeah, great guitar amp mic...but low volumes need lots 'o gain
Old 27th December 2010
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