Hi All (-:
I am coming up on some free time, and will finally get a chance to profile my amps.
I have some Christmas $'s to spend, and am looking at mics for profiling.
I already have 2 SM57's, a CAD M179, and a Palmer PDI-09 w/Ultimate Attenuator.
My eyes are sore from reading threads about recording guitar cabs, at Gearslutz, Home Recording, TGP.
I would like to get one more mic to pair with a SM57.
From all my reading (bearing in mind these are lower cost choices), it boils down to one of these,
Electro Voice ND468
Electro Voice Cardinal
Sennheiser MD 421
MXL R144 Ribbon
I will be using either 2 mics, or 1 mic plus the Palmer, going into a Mackie 1220i, then to KPA.
I will experiment with different combinations, but have read that 1 mic plus the Palmer may yield the best results due to no phasing issues.
On the recording forums, one of the most popular combos is the 57 and the 906, and for a single mic, the 421.
I do not have a pro level studio, but I do have a well treated room w/proper isolation for the cabs.
I am getting excited about this, and would welcome all advice, and opinions, on which mic may be the best addition.
Plus opinions on the 3:1 rule, for 2 mics, and, front and back mic'ing, for open back combos.
It may take me a while, but some good profiles (hopefully) will come from this.
Then I can sell my amps, and buy the KPA II
amps profiled will be,
Vintage 47 Oahu Tonemaster.
1956 National 1220
1969 Dual Showman(n/r head)
(w/Marshall 1965b 4x10Celestion G10L-35s)
Genz Benz BP30-112(4 EL-84)