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Several Tonespotter takes on Journo's Switch It On

scottl

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I did these three takes this morning before work. All the same Audix mic placement. I paid no attention to the micing except it was about an inch off of center. No tone knob optimizations or knob twiddling. All three takes have minor setting differences. I was going for a brighter tone here. Baker RF on Wolfetone bridge pup.

Sorry for the redundant licks, I had not had my coffee yet ;)

I like the Spotters btw. They are new and will probably get sweeter with time.

The amp was my Fender 75/Fuchs mod with all the special Scott sauce :eek:

http://www.scottlernermusic.com/oct/MatsI5C13.MP3 (more bass before OD (fat) switch on)

http://www.scottlernermusic.com/oct/MatsI5C10.MP3 (fat switch off)

http://www.scottlernermusic.com/oct/MatsI5NC.MP3 ( fat switch off and loose power supply switch on)

If you listen, can I get some feedback on which take has the preferable tone??

Thanks!

Scott
 

vladorg

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All tones were cool,I'd probably prefer them in the following order-#2,#3 and then #1.I also liked those Sco-ish dissonant intervals there.Next time we hook up,I'll bring my Sehnheiser e906 for you to try-you'll like it,has three different settings and I personally prefer it to my two SM57's.



Vlad
 

scottl

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Thanks Vlad! I am not real happy with this Audix mic. It is clear, but the low/mids are suffering. I just picked up an Oktava MK319 condenser mic. Todays morning testing was very promising! I'll hit you with clips later....

Scott

Originally posted by vladorg
All tones were cool,I'd probably prefer them in the following order-#2,#3 and then #1.I also liked those Sco-ish dissonant intervals there.Next time we hook up,I'll bring my Sehnheiser e906 for you to try-you'll like it,has three different settings and I personally prefer it to my two SM57's.



Vlad
 

Marcello

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2, 3, 1

you are right about the audix, actually i prefer your sm57 from your mic comparison post :eek:
 

Mike

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2,3,1

I sure love those Tonespotters.
Are you getting any cone cry at higher volumes??

Mike
 

rh

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Originally posted by scottl
Thanks for the comments guys!

I was comparing the SM57 to the Audix just now and I think I totally agree with Marcello. Much warmer and fuller.

Here is the clip

http://www.scottlernermusic.com/oct/excuseIRotherSM57.MP3

Agreed??

Scott
I think this clip sounds much better, myself.

Of the first three clips, I like the sound of #1 best although this is just because it sounds a tad beefier than the other two.
 

journo

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Hi Scott,

I have listened to all your posted tracks here for a few years and I honestly think the sm57 (your good one) sounds a lot better than the Audix.

I just had an eye and ear opening experience at a studio where they had me use a Royer ribbon microphone. Sounded great and needed no eq at the board. The engineer said Royers are a bit on the pricey side but there are some chinese ribbon mics entering the market now that give excellent value for money.

Cheers,

Mats N
 

t0neg0d

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Originally posted by scottl
If you listen, can I get some feedback on which take has the preferable tone??

Thanks!

Scott
Ok... gotta go with clip 3... (though I'm teetering between it and 2).

I liked the way bending the higher notes expanded in clip three... but thought the mid-to-low register notes in clip 2 held together a tad bit better.

Either way... I would settle playing through this setup any of the 3 ways. Very nice tones!! And (whether you thought much of it or not), I thought the playing was smokin!! Wish I heard phrasing like that in my head prior to drinking coffee (or after for that matter)... sh1t... I can barely remember to breath in and out before coffee.

Me
 

scottl

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Thanks Me!!! Chris, did you check out the SM57 clip?? Please do... I think it is fatter and nicer!

Scott

Originally posted by t0neg0d
Ok... gotta go with clip 3... (though I'm teetering between it and 2).

I liked the way bending the higher notes expanded in clip three... but thought the mid-to-low register notes in clip 2 held together a tad bit better.

Either way... I would settle playing through this setup any of the 3 ways. Very nice tones!! And (whether you thought much of it or not), I thought the playing was smokin!! Wish I heard phrasing like that in my head prior to drinking coffee (or after for that matter)... sh1t... I can barely remember to breath in and out before coffee.

Me
 

Woodyworld

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Originally posted by ToneGurus
2,3,1

I sure love those Tonespotters.
Are you getting any cone cry at higher volumes??

Mike
Stunning Scott, killer tone and killer playing!

57 take is the one for me.............
 

Deaj

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Originally posted by scottl
Thanks Me!!! Chris, did you check out the SM57 clip?? Please do... I think it is fatter and nicer!

Scott
Hi Scott,

Hope all is well with you and yours. :)

Great playing (as always) and I like the Tonespotter clips! I'll say 3, 2, 1 - and I definitely prefer the SM57 over the Audix.

How do you like the Tonespotter as compared to the Wizard?

I just received an 8ohm Celestion G12-65 from my brother (thanks Chris :dude ) but I haven't had time to load it and try it. This should be a similar sound to the Tonespotter, yes? Anyway, I'll post a clip or two once I get to installing the Celestion.
 

baald

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Hi Scott,
great stuff.
Re: the 57 - while I appreciate why people prefer it tonally, to me the audix gets a more nuanced account of dynamics. The 57 sounded a bit stiff in the lower mids to these ears. Also, like most others so far, of the audix clips, i prefered #2.

best
baald
 

vladorg

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There's no doubt here-the SM57 clip sounds much warmer and fatter to me!

Vlad
 




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