Mic'ing the amp...

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by charlie chitlin, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    A cool sound man didn't want to interfere with the look of my '51 Deluxe, so he mic'ed it from behind and switched the phase of the mic.
    I never heard of this! It sounded fine, though.
     
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    In the studio it's common to mic back, front, distant front, etc.
    Nice of him to think of that in a live situation.
     
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    Sound-clips, or it didn't happen (kidding :lol:).
     
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    So, I just did an image search for "Fender '51 Deluxe." Nice looking Chevrolet back end.
     
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    If he was only miking the back of the amp, he didn't need to reverse the polarity. Polarity only matters when it's relative to something else (like a front mic, or a DI signal).

    Cool of him to do that for you, though.
     
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    This makes sense.
    I couldn't figure out why he was reversing polarity...to have it match....what?
     
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    North Star?
     
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    The sound coming off the front of the amp?
     
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    Maybe...just so it didn't have some sort of phase problem with the sound from the front...I'm getting it....
     
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    In theory, anywhere the "front" amp sound would combine with the "back" mic sound coming through the PA you might have issues. In reality though, after a few feet it's a nonissue.
     
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