first time using a SM57, opinions welcome on clip

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by Marcello, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. Marcello

    Marcello Member

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    I finally got a sm57 the other day. I spent 3h last nite, trying to mic my 1x12 combo.
    Jeez, what a bitch it is !! i knew that it wouldn't be easy...

    However, i've settled on a position, trying to get an acceptable rock tone.So i recorded a short riff, i'd like to have opinions on the tone because i'm not 100% happy, don't know why. Lacks bass ? highs ? anything would be helpful.

    i used an el cheapo mixer for mic preamp, recorded at low volume. Used a laptop with a crappy soundcard.

    riff with SM57 off center

    Whaddya think ?

    Thanks !
     
  2. OneMileWish

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    Not bad, but I think you'd be pleasantly surprised if you tried it again with less gain.
     
  3. lookslikemeband

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    Depends on what you're going for,,,,

    For a "bluesy-rock" sound, I think it sounds pretty good!

    Obviously for modern rock or hard rock, it's a bit "unfocused" due to it's off-centered position.

    Experimentation is the only way to go!!

    Good luck!

    Lance
     
  4. rkstarr

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  5. Greggy

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    You may be pleasantly surprised if you record a second identical take and pan one left and the other right. This will often fatten up a thin track. Try eq with mid scoop on one take and mid hump on another, etc., experiment.
     

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