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THD 4x12" in the studio

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by elektroglide, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. elektroglide

    elektroglide Member

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    has anyone recorded one of these?

    they have diffusers over the centre of each speaker, exactly where i'd normally put a mic, and while they're supposed to sound great "in person", i'm wondering how they mic up???
     
  2. rwe333

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    I'm not a 4x12 fan in general, though the THDs are totally awesome.
    While I haven't recorded w/ one, I wouldn't be too concerned.
    Lots of sweet spots for a mic and (if I remember correctly)), the grille is removable giving even further mic placement options.
     
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    I'm no expert but I would think you'd want your mike off center anyway.

    When I record (I'm a total amateur) I don't close mike anyway. I prefer to get some room effect.
     
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    The THD 2x12 is one of the best cabs I've ever owned. It mic's up VERY easily, puts out a great full-range frequency, lots of low end, and projects well. By that logic, I'd say you're gonna be fine with the 4x12...
     
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    yeah, I don't think you want the mic *normally* dead center unless you're going for some particular thing.
     
  6. elektroglide

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    i've already got the 2x12 cab, it's awesome, and doesn't have the beam blocker/diffuser.

    i always have a 57 on centre or centre-ish (wherever the amp hiss is fullest and most present through the cans) with a royer or similar off-centre and backed-off, so the centre of the cone is pretty important. i guess they didn't intend it as a close-mic studio cab...
     

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