question about mic placement in studio

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by dunivan, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. dunivan


    Jul 3, 2003
    Ft. Myers, FL
    endorsing artist: knucklehead strings
    how far away do you say the amp should be at from the mic?

    im recording in a studio mic'n my amps, and need some help

  2. Droog


    Aug 14, 2003
    Well for me it kinda depends on the cab. The last session I did I ended up putting an M88 right off of the Tweet on an Eden head, I also had a DI going to tape as well and between these two it sounded accurate. If you only got one track and have to mic I would suggest putting the mic at a 45 degree angle and placed about half way between the dust cap and the rim of the cone. So the mic is pointing (at an angle) at the dust cap. Start there and if its to "Tweety" then move it further to the outside of the cone. Hope this helps.

    Also matters what mic you are using and pre amp and such. What is your set up?