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?