Six Mikes

Today I made another video which I’ve been meaning to do for a while.  I recorded myself playing a short piece through my Marshall Mini Silver Jubilee head, and I recorded the sound through six different microphones.  I had three “proper” mikes pointed at the speaker cabinet, and then I used the DI output from the amp and finally the sound and video from my camcorder and my mobile phone.

If you aren’t used to recording, the differences in quality and tone might surprise you – even between the three “proper” microphones (which are decent although not top professional quality).  For me, it shows how difficult it is to record good sound.  I think my favourite was the Shure SM57 – what’s yours?

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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