mic'ing a 4x10 cab with adjustable horn.. help!

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Member Since: Jul 23, 2004

hello, I am about to start recording some guitar which sounds great through my 4x10 Ampeg (unported) cab.. the cab has an adjustable horn (off, -6, 0)... I will be using an sm57 if I can borrow one... I may be stuck with an sm58 if not. Any advice?.. like where to mic a cab like this? For the most part this will be a ryth. guitar tracks for something like a Smiths sound. Thanks!

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Since: Jul 23, 2004

Jul 23, 2004 09:52 pm

as RosanneRosannaDanna says.. "never mind". ok I found and read the article on mic'ing. GREAT!.. however..question, if I mic with the sm58 on one track.. and pull direct from the balanced out from the amp onto another.. will I have a phasing issue? (I can't "just try it" until I drag all my stuff here from the practice space next week.. but I am curious now.)

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Since: Jul 01, 2002

Jul 24, 2004 10:24 am

i thought phasing only occured between two mics, so ya should be fine...

Since: May 09, 2004

Jul 24, 2004 11:57 pm

Actually, you could still have phasing because your still combining two signals of pretty much the same thing. Your direct signal won't have any kind of delay but your mic'd signal will have the slightest amount due the distance between the mic and your amp. These signals combining could cause the waves to overlap each other in such a way that certain frequencies cancel out.

That doesn't mean you can't do this though, you just have to listen to the combined sounds through headphones, in mono, before you record while moving the mic toward or away from the amp. Listen for a sweet spot where it sounds it's best. Be careful that the mic stays at that exact position because the slightest variation will make a HUGE difference.

Welcome too HRC as well and good luck getting that sound!

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