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Audio Of Mic Positions and Preamp Level Tests

11 Feb Audio Of Mic Positions and Preamp Level Tests

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSo-_1MIkCc

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Corey Baetz
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    06AngusSG
    Posted at 18:36h, 11 February

    Personaly I like the 1C sound the best out of these. But, something seems to be missing out of the signal in all of them. I can’t put my finger on it though?
    I’m curious as to what “preamp” your adjusting? If you have a 1959 there is no preamp adjustment ❓

    The two major suggestions I have would be to get a mic. made for instruments. (SM58 is a voice mic.) SM57’s work well and are inexpensive.
    For headphones I use BeyerDynamic DT770’s. They are an excelent headphone. Kind of pricy but not “bank breaking”.

    While I think that input from others can help, I do agree with Hyce in that what sounds the best to you is most important. 🙂

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      AngusRudd1019
      Posted at 19:17h, 11 February

      the preamp level for the mic is what I adjusted

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        AngusRudd1019
        Posted at 19:27h, 11 February

        It’s not really a preamp but I’m not sure what else to call it.Mic Volume I guess or Mic Hotness

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    Hyce
    Posted at 07:04h, 11 February

    You know how you determine what sounds best? Plug some good stereo monitoring headphones into your mixer and listen for yourself- that’s how I find where I want to put my SM57 on my cab. You can’t record and then have someone else point it out to you.

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      AngusRudd1019
      Posted at 08:56h, 11 February

      I don’t have any good monitoring headphones unfortunately and I would like to know which tone you guys like best. I will eventually looking into buying some though.What do you recommend?

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        Hyce
        Posted at 20:29h, 11 February

        Sennheiser HD280s. They are amazing- perfect for recording. They’re a must.

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    AngusRudd1019
    Posted at 04:36h, 11 February

    Mic used – Shure SM58
    Guitar=Epiphone SG400 with Angus Young Bridge Pickup
    Amp & Cab= Marshall 100W Plexi 1959SLP & AVT

    Presence = 0
    Bass = 2
    Mids = 4
    Treble = 6
    High Treble Volume = 5
    Volume 2 = 4

    VOLUME KNOB ON GUITAR FOR ALL SAMPLES:

    Rhythm = 7 or 8
    Solos = 10

    FIRST TESTS ARE AT HIGHER PREAMP LEVEL

    TEST 1A = Mic is on the grill pointing straight at the middle of the speaker
    TEST 1B = Mic is angled, pointing a little off of the cone of the speaker and is 1 inch. off of the grill
    TEST 1C = Mic is 3 1/2 – 4 inches away from the grill, pointing straight at the middle of the speaker

    SECOND TESTS ARE LOVER PREAMP LEVELS THAN THE FIRST

    TEST 2A = Mic is 3 1/2 – 4 inches away from the grill, pointing straight at the middle of the speaker
    TEST 2B = Mic is angled, pointing a little off of the cone of the speaker and is 1 inch. off of the grill
    TEST 2C = Mic is on the grill pointing straight at the middle of the speaker

    Which sounds the best?Please let me know.Sorry for the hissing, I didn’t do any mixing or compressing.

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