How To Mike The Amplifier: Technique Three In Audio Recording


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Miking the amplifier: Technique three

There are lots of different techniques to mike a guitar amp. In this technique we'll add a second mic to capture more of the room sound. Let me show you how it's done. Natural ambience usually sounds a lot better than an artificial reverb for layering a guitar part in the mix. The way we capture it is by adding a second mic back in the room in addition to the previous close miking techniques. The kind and type of mic you use actually doesn't matter much. Place the second like about 6 feet away from the amplifier. If there are multiple speakers, try to place it where the sound of all the speakers converge.

If you want more room ambience, try moving the distant mic, so it's about 10 feet away, or like we've done here, put in another reverberant room or hallway close by. (music playing) Add the second mic to the sound of the first. The right amount is dictated by the song and how you hear it in the mix. Here is what it sounds like, we are just a little off the distant mi...

Miking the amplifier: Technique three
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