What brand mic you using to mic your cab?

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    And how do you like it/how does it sound?
  2. AKG D112. Obviously, I like the sound or I wouldn't use it.
  3. Hi.

    Either AKG D12 or Sennheiser MD421.

  4. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Sennheiser MD421 as well...but I'd like a try out a D112 one of these days. Maybe the next time we do some recording I'll pick one up.
  5. 57+DI occasionally a RE-20

    I like the meat to come from the DI and the "character" to come from the 57 so I don't care about low end from the mic.
  6. burl0029

    burl0029 Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    St. Paul Park, MN
    I used a GLS Audio ES-57 (Shure SM-57 copy) and a DI from my amp. The two together sounded amazing. My old band recorded a couple tracks using those things and they worked really well. Plus, they're really cheap.
  7. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    I disclose nothing
    Shure sm 57 or an xlr out.
  8. yamaha


    Apr 7, 2006
    MD421 / RE20
  9. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    For you guys running both mic and DI, do you run into 2 channels on the board and then mix to preference?
  10. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    I run both Mic and DI. Separate board channels. Mix channel levels to preference depending on room.

    Currently I'm actually using a Samson Q-kick mic on my cabinets. Pleasantly surprised by how it's doing and sounding.

  11. 421.
  12. BigMac5


    Nov 26, 2005
    San Diego, CA
  13. cad e-100. it's a full range mic so it doesn't loose any mids like a kick mic does. also nice on guitar cabs and kick drum.
  14. DrSmaggs


    Oct 15, 2003
    Endorsing Artist:
    Shure SM57
  15. Hi.

    If You're able to get a D12 instead, try that also, makes a world of difference.

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  17. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    not a kick mic fan. i use a heil pr 40 because it sounds a lot like an re 20 but with more bottom. and i love a di + 58 rig as well if you want to mic a cab on the cheap.
  18. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    beyer m88
    shure ksm 27
    shure sm57/ 58/ beta 57a/ beta 58
    sennheiser 602/ 609
    these are the ones i've used in the last 6 months,
    i'm sure i'll use more in the next 6.
    sometimes with di, sometimes without.
    sometimes 2 mics.
    it all really depends on the need, they can all sound great or bad depending on the circumstance/ placement....
    that said, the
    m88 is almost always good, and i love a regular 57 mixed with a di
    for a cutting tone.
  19. Gearhead43


    Nov 25, 2007
    That chart does not show the bass boost you get from the proximity effect of close-micing a bass cab with an SM57.

    I have heard and used a 57 by itself on bass cabs, and they sounded very good.

  20. Yeah, I was looking for that proximity graph, I thought Shure used to have it on their site. IIR close proximity doesn’t get better extension; it just boosts response in the roll-out region (~100-200 Hz). When running sound, I’ve never been impressed with using a 57 on bass. Sounds just like it measures – all midbass, no low end.

    Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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