Room noise when miking an open back cab?

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  1. frizbplaya

    frizbplaya Member

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    I recently switched from a closed back 2x12 to an open back and I notice I hear more room noise through the mike. I guess it makes sense, there's only a speaker cone between the mike and room whereas there used to be a cone and wood. It might not be that noticeable but last night I was using in-ears and during sound check I could hear it pretty well.

    Anyone run into this? What did you do?
     
  2. jumpnblues

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    Just so I understand, are you micing the rear of the amp and hearing room noise through the front? Or, are you hearing the room noise through the back of the amp into a front mic?


    Tom
     
  3. frizbplaya

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    Miking in the front and hearing noise through the back
     
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    and you are 100% certain no other open mikes were in the mix?
     
  5. frizbplaya

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    Yep, infact, the cab was alone in a room backstage with the door shut and my guitar soloed in my inears. I noticed my reverb sounded weird so I turned my reverb off and could hear the room resonance pretty well. It was almost like a slap back. The room it was in is only 10x8' or so and it's not sound dampened, but I didn't notice this as much with my closed back (in the same room). I stuffed a soft shell drum case behind the cab and it was better but still there a little. I'd rather not have to stuff things behind the cab since that defeats the purpose of an open back!

    This might just be the facts of life with miking a cab. I doubt it was noticable front of house but it bugged me enough to make a post :)
     

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