February 15th, 2012, 03:43 PM
Hope I'm not wasting anybody's time and this isn't a repost, but I was wondering if any of you had any tips on mic'ing a VOX AC30 for recording? I'm new to the game even though my drummer is pretty accomplished, but neither of us really know what the best way to mic it is.
any tips are greatly appreciated!
February 15th, 2012, 04:26 PM
On a short mic stand, mic one of the speakers about mid cone, about flush with the grill cloth and then try different angles and see what sounds best when you test it.
If you want to make it a little more complicated but for a fuller sound, open a second track, so now you are recording with two mics, use a LDC mic about 16" back from the grill cloth and have the mic facing the speaker directly. Test again and listen for any phase cancellation issues.
February 15th, 2012, 04:43 PM
If you are using different mics like a SM57 on the speaker and a condenser (say an SM81) further away you should not run into phase cancellation problems being that the pick up patterns will be different.
What mics are you using?
February 16th, 2012, 12:50 PM
How are the pickup patterns of an SM57 (cardioid) and SM81 (cardioid) different?
February 16th, 2012, 01:32 PM
Remember, their are 18 orientations of micing a 12" speaker with a 57
All depends what you are missing or going after.
If you have the luxury of 2 inputs, use both 12" speakers direct center
and bottom right. Blend the 2 tracks as needed