Easy stuff for beginners

Micing a guitar amp with two microphones

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In this article you will find a sound clip to hear the sound of a guitar amp … (a) mic’ed close to the speaker (Shure SM 57) (b) mic’ed at a distance of about 2 m (6 ft.) (Audio Technica AT 4050) (c) with both microphones [of (a) and (b)] blended together. The close mic’ing results in a dry and precise sound with hardly room. When you move back the […]

Easy stuff for beginners

Different ways to record a clean guitar – sound clips for A/B comparing

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There are countless ways to record an electric guitar. While some of these do not really work for distorted guitars, you have even more choices when you want to record a clean guitar: you can plug it directly into the mixing desk, or use a DI-box before. Then there are special recording solutions like digital or analog pre-amps that also emulate the influence of the guitar speaker or even the […]