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“You don’t have to go to a studio to get a great sound, to get a performance, to get emotion. It’s exciting to think that we as home recordists can come up with material that ends up on the radio, right next to Sting’s album and all these excellent productions.”- Craig Chaquico

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Comparing three mics, one at a time: a Shure SM57LC dynamic <a href=cardioid, a Sennheiser MD 421 dynamic cardioid, and a Royer R101 dynamic ribbon mic with a figure-8 pattern, we're searching for the best sound to be had from an electric guitar through a Fender amp, exploring capture distances and mic a..." width="200" height="120" border="0" />
Comparing the sound of each of three mics aimed at an amp from various distances and angles.
By Michael Schulze and Lorenz Rychner
Setting up five mics aimed at a Fender amp: a Shure SM57LC dynamic <a href=cardioid, two Sennheiser MD 421 dynamic cardioids (one in front, and at the rear), a Royer R101 dynamic ribbon mic with a figure-8 pattern, a Marshall MXL2001 cardioid condenser. Explains phase relationship and time alignment." width="200" height="120" border="0" />
Comparing the sound of each of five mics aimed at an amp from various distances and angles. Explains phase relationship and time-alignment.
By Michael Schulze and Lorenz Rychner
Comparing different combinations of blends from among the five mics set up in different locations, time-aligned as shown in Part 3. Contains convincing demo of polarity-inverted rear mic, and panning suggestions.
Combining mics for different blends from several mics, time-aligned. Demo of polarity-inverted rear mic, and panning suggestions.
By Michael Schulze and Lorenz Rychner
Introducing reamping techniques, and adding DI (Direct Input) signals with a Radial JCR Studio Reamper, getting new tones from a different amp, a 1959 Gibson Explorer, than the Fender amp used to record the first-generation tracks. Also introduced: A Shure KSM44 (large-dual-diaphragm, multi-patte...
Reamping for new tones from a vintage 1959 Gibson Explorer amp. Adding an ambient figure-eight room mic, and an impedance-adjusting Tonebone Dragster.
By Michael Schulze and Lorenz Rychner

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