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Several Tonespotter takes on Journo's Switch It On

Discussion in 'Member Video and Sound Clips' started by scottl, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. scottl

    scottl Member

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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
     
  2. 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
     
  3. 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

     
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    2, 3, 1

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

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    2,3,1

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

    Mike
     
  6. scottl

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    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  8. Mike

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    Agreed.
     
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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
     
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    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
     
  11. 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

     
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    Stunning Scott, killer tone and killer playing!

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

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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

    Vlad
     

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