two days ago i finally got to have 2 tracks in a recording session, direct and a cabinet mic'ed up. i went with my instincts and chose my S12 over my S15 as the 12 seems to have a bit more midrange "mojo". later conversations with my pal mike nunno from milford music confirmed my gut feeling, the S12 is his fave cab for recording, and he has boatloads of experience. holy crap! we were all knocked out at how much that track added to the tone. the direct track was no slouch by any means, but that mic'ed speaker just added so mich vibe to the track it was amazing. we decided to use both, but even so it seems to sound better with the mic track louder than the direct track, the direct track having more lows and highs, but nowhere near the mojo. i think i'm going to have to start being a stronger advocate of wanting a mic track from now on.