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Looking for something to blend with my SM57 a bit back from my guitar cab to fill out the sound a bit. Any suggestions?
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It might be a question of using the right mic for your amp.It sounds perfect in front of me.. just doesn't translate the same on the recording.
So is one mic really better than two? Most setups I've seen use two mics. I figured the condenser mic would be good to capture a bit of the room.It might be a question of using the right mic for your amp.
The SM57 has been an industry standard for years but in my experience not all mics are suited for all amps.
Several years ago I had a Custom Vibrolux. I tried a 57 to run it through the PA but it sounded awful, too much presence and very nasal. I swapped it for an ancient AKG and the amps true tone came through.
Later I tried the same 57 on a Classic 50, 2x12 and it worked beautifully.
So, don't place the mic as close if it sounds better when you back it away from the amp a little.
I'm not trying to be an ass but it seems as if you've found a sweet spot for the mic while recording that amp. Why not use it?