#1
I've been recording guitar with a $85 Behringer vocal mic, and it sounds as though the guitar is in the other room, and generally it's just horrid. I'm wondering if i buy the SHURE SM57LC microphone, for recording my guitar parts, will this produce high quality guitar sounds? I don't mean like, professional studio sounds, but something that doesn't sound terrible.

As always, any help is greatly appreciated
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#4
Quote by Darkflame
well i use a shure sm57 for recording guitars, there are clips in my profile, judge by yourself :-)


Sweet, that's exactly what i was looking for.

The clean sounds really nice, but since I probably wont ever use clean recordings that's pointless :P

The distortion isn't the best, but it's pretty good, and it's alot better than what i have, thanks a lot! Nice songs to.
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#5
Quote by i_am_metalhead
Last I checked the SM57 was only $99.


Actually its $199 :\ Btw Darkflame, what interface are you using?
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#6
^Same question to you.

A good mic isn't going to do much good in a not-so-good interface.
The SM57 is a very nice mic, though.

i_am_metalhead, he's australian. Oh the prices...

*The OSP DL-330 is available in AU... it's an exact clone for half the price (usually). I have it, and it's very good (my recordings don't give it justice because I had a horrid interface for those).
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#7
just get an sm57 for 60 bucks off craigslist. Ot look into the audix's in the 100 range
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#8
the sm57 is fine lol
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#9
I don't have a usb interface or anything, i was just using my Yamaha EMX 312 powered mixer as an interface, then running it into my pc XD, it does the same job i'm pretty sure.
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#10
Quote by AstheticsOfHate
Actually its $199 :\ Btw Darkflame, what interface are you using?

i have an edirol m100fx or something like that, it's a USB mixer with 2 XLR-1/4 inputs and a few stereo inputs don't remember how many exactly
the distortion can sound pretty good with the mic and everything, it's just that these songs on my profile aren't my best takes, they're not using heavy distortion either, the overdrive on Eternity is actually quite close to the original crunch i used.
#11
Quote by AstheticsOfHate
I've been recording guitar with a $85 Behringer vocal mic, and it sounds as though the guitar is in the other room, and generally it's just horrid. I'm wondering if i buy the SHURE SM57LC microphone, for recording my guitar parts, will this produce high quality guitar sounds? I don't mean like, professional studio sounds, but something that doesn't sound terrible.

As always, any help is greatly appreciated


I love my SM57.

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#12
Since when is the Shure Sm57 $199??? It has always been $99 as far as I know....like....always...
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#13
Quote by Brendan.Clace
Since when is the Shure Sm57 $199??? It has always been $99 as far as I know....like....always...


We already went over this. I thought the same thing myself, but the TS lives in Australia.
#14
Quote by i_am_metalhead
We already went over this. I thought the same thing myself, but the TS lives in Australia.


d'oh!!!!
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#15
Australia fail

Anyone recommend a good interface, or is my Yamaha doing the same job
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Dry as a funeral drum


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#16
Quote by AstheticsOfHate
Australia fail

Anyone recommend a good interface, or is my Yamaha doing the same job



Honestly having a good or bad mic can make/break a recording. Preamp helps, but really, if you have a crappy mic, you are gonna have a crappy recording. Also, mic placement is KEY to guitar sound.
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