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Cab micing techniques

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Trying to get some better results for not much money.
This is recorded with a close sm57 and a condenser room mic.
My favourite sounds are usually a sm57 and a royer 121 blended but I don't have anything that good.
It sounds like I might have to much room mic?
Any tips?
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Reg18 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:54 pm
Trying to get some better results for not much money.
This is recorded with a close sm57 and a condenser room mic.
My favourite sounds are usually a sm57 and a royer 121 blended but I don't have anything that good.
It sounds like I might have to much room mic?
Any tips?
https://soundcloud.com/user-472154442/vox
Haven't listened as on my phone, but room mics can be prone to phase issues, even two close mics can have the issue to be honest, did the waveforms line up in your daw when you mixed it?

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I think that sounds very nice on the drier sound at the beginning, possibly because the two mics are slightly softening the tone. Once all the echo and stuff is in it sounds a bit messy, and the tow mics being a little out of time and out of phase could be part of that . . .

I quite like a single condenser mic about a foot or two from the amp. The dynamic/ribbon combo is always good too, I use an e906 and a Cascade Fathead sometimes. But to be honest my most common recording rig these days is my Eleven Rack, it's always set up, always ready to go and sounds good, even really good in a mix

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Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:59 pm
I think that sounds very nice on the drier sound at the beginning, possibly because the two mics are slightly softening the tone. Once all the echo and stuff is in it sounds a bit messy, and the tow mics being a little out of time and out of phase could be part of that . . .

I quite like a single condenser mic about a foot or two from the amp. The dynamic/ribbon combo is always good too, I use an e906 and a Cascade Fathead sometimes. But to be honest my most common recording rig these days is my Eleven Rack, it's always set up, always ready to go and sounds good, even really good in a mix
Thanks for that, I have been placing a condenser up close to the cab and not really happy with the results. I might try it a foot or two back like you suggest.
If using 2 mics, do you pan them a certain way?

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second attempt but panned room mic left and close mic right around 75% each think it sounds better.
Trying to get a sound which is full but gives an idea of what the amp sounds like in the room as well.
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Thats my go to trick for multiple mics / tracks, but I find you only need to pan a few % each side to get the depth, sounds way better in that mix, did you check the waveforms for each track line up?

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Round 3, JTM45 on full! room mic lower than the SM57 close mic and panned slightly.
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