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"Epic" metal demo ... VHII, Cold Sweat, Trilogy
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2006, 02:21:45 PM »
I particularly like the clean intro, very maiden, tis gooooooooood

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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2006, 11:34:08 AM »
Nice tune, strong Maiden influence, love the faster bit towards the end :)

Slight threadjack, but I have a few questions about mic-ing for guitar (I've only ever recorded direct thru a speaker sim):

I can see the SM57, aligned close the the centre of the cone, but what's the other mic?  You've mentioned mixing the two mics - what are the differences in sound between them?

At some point I'll record come clips of my BKPs for this forum so any hints on how to mic will be much appreciated :)
BKPs: HD, MM, NB, PK, CS, Ab (b&n); Am (b only); VHII, Tril (n only); IT, Slow, Sult (m&n)

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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2006, 02:07:12 PM »
Thanx, Antag!

As for the mulit-mic'ing, I had a thread not too long ago about recording electric guitars using different mic'ing schemes, and there were lots of helpful posts on there.

I usually use 2-3 mics when I record guitar tracks. There are 2 reasons:

1. THE MICS SOUND DIFFERENT. So, you blend them. The SM57 has a particular sound, and a good one; so does the 319. If I want to accentuate a certain sound, all I do is adjust the balance of the mics instead of EQ. I try to use EQ as a last resort.

2. YOU GET A BIGGER SOUND. With 2-3 mics you get more air and a  slightly different sonic picture than just using one mic. I like the sound of layered microphones, however. Some people like the directness of just one mic.

For example, listen to the intro to Number of the Beast. Each guitar has 2-4 mics on it. Then listen to the intro to Wildest Dreams. That's a single SM57 for each guitar track.

Here's the thread I mentioned earlier:
http://bareknucklepickups.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3436

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« Reply #33 on: June 30, 2006, 07:12:20 PM »
Some cool riffs there!  The palm-muted bit near the beginning reminds me a lot of "Natural Science" by Rush from their "Permanent Waves" album. In fact, the riff in "Natural Science" actually occurs after an extended clean/acoustic intro section, sort of like here.

What pickups were being used for the leads during the faster section around 2/3 of the way through?

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« Reply #34 on: July 02, 2006, 04:36:30 AM »
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Some cool riffs there!  

Thanx!

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What pickups were being used for the leads during the faster section around 2/3 of the way through?

Cold Sweat.