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Stepping into the world of recording. Getting a few things in a couple of weeks microphone, mixer, interface, software etc

Anyway I was just wondering where the best place to place the microphone is (condenser mic) just infront of the grill, centre, etc?
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If you're using only condenser microphones on your amp then you should keep them a few feet away from the amp. Condenser microphones can't handle high SPL and the signal will 'crack' if placed too close to the amp. You should use at least one dynamic microphone, close to the speaker cone and angled, never perpendicular to the sound energy. Then you could put the condensers further from the amp, even across the room, just to pick up high overtones and room noise.
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^ listen to that guy, he's pretty much got it sorted. I would deffinately buy a dynamic and put it up against the cone. i wuold angle it 45 degress and put it nearer the edge of the cone.
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If you're using only condenser microphones on your amp then you should keep them a few feet away from the amp. Condenser microphones can't handle high SPL and the signal will 'crack' if placed too close to the amp. You should use at least one dynamic microphone, close to the speaker cone and angled, never perpendicular to the sound energy. Then you could put the condensers further from the amp, even across the room, just to pick up high overtones and room noise.


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Mic placement really all depends on what sound you wish to achieve and what sort of amp you are using to achieve that sound. Placing the mic perpendicular to speaker cone produces a very bright tone - which may be what you want on a rather dull amp. Placing the speaker at a 45 degree angle produces a less trebly sound - something you might want on an amp with ice-picky treble.

Let me reiterate - there are no set "positions" to place a mic around a speaker cone - one must move the mic around the cone (or room) until you get a tone you like - let your ears dictate when you have found the position you need.
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^Agreed, use your ears.

And many of today's condenser mics have pretty high SPL ratings, definately enough to record an amp at reasonable volume.
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