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If guitar is 57...
Old 8th May 2012
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If guitar is 57...

what would you use to mic up a very nice huge ampeg speaker with trace elliot head for a very heavy sound (heavy metal, nu metal etc.)?

Ok split with DI but what for the amp?
Old 8th May 2012
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Are you distorting the amp (pedal or similar)?

Do you want the lowend, midrange of the amp? What from the DI? What's the tuning of the instruments? 5 or 4 string? Playing with a plec or with the fingers?

Do you have a demo recording of the band?

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Old 8th May 2012
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Are you distorting the amp (pedal or similar)?

Do you want the lowend, midrange of the amp? What from the DI? What's the tuning of the instruments? 5 or 4 string? Playing with a plec or with the fingers?

Do you have a demo recording of the band?

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sometimes distorting (hughes and kettner warp or similar) sometimes "clean" (saturated).

Both 5 and 4 string bass, therefore some songs tuned to lower A, some into Standard D or E.

I have full produced albums of the band. but this time I need to record this amp. As well as an Ashdown.

Which mic would you use it? RE20? D112? SM57? u87? or what?


In my experiments I had good result in past with a D11 from AKG (which is inexpensive) and D112. but as well with a 57.

I'd like to archive a full sound with possibly mid-high end very solid and tight lows.

The bass guitar are fender, BC rich, H+B
Old 8th May 2012
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Tough question. U87 for the midrange topend and something like a d6 (audix) would be my choice.

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Old 8th May 2012
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RE-20...

To get mid low fullness drive...
Old 8th May 2012
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i love the sE titan for a big punchy bass sound. solid low end, smooth mids and clean top end. i like to blend it complement it with an MD421 which i think sounds smoother than a 57 but doesn't have as much punch or grit.

Whatever route you go, you can't go wrong with a LDC, a dynamic, and a DI. I'm not a huge fan of D112's as a main bass mic as it always sounds a little scooped to me, but it can work really well with a condenser where the D112 picks up the real low end and the LDC gets everything else.
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I sometimes use a DIY subkick with a 6" speaker in addition to a LDC for a 15" speaker of my bass cab.
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AKG D112, Shure Beta52A and Sennheiser MD 421 are my favourites. I try to avoid using condenser mics. Blending with a SansAmp works very well.
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