To mic, or not to mic

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Joined: 09/11/03

Posts: 12

I was wondering the pros and cons of using a mic, and recording just by plugging into the recording jack on the back of my amp. I have a mesa boogie subway rocket combo.
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I was wondering the pros and cons of using a mic, and recording just by plugging into the recording jack on the back of my amp. I have a mesa boogie subway rocket combo.
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BLEED BLACK LABEL MOTHER *&#$'S!!!!!
Zakk.... Your simply amazing!

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Joined: 08/28/03

Posts: 3

I have a Boogie Formula Preamp, the one that was designed for recording direct and it does a fine job of it. This is how i usually record and it makes the wife very happy (that 4x12 cab I use can get pretty loud)but there are times when i mic it. What is the differance in the sound? That is going to depend on your set up. In general I get a little cleaner sound direct and a little warmer with mics. This is probably caused my a comination of the amp,speaker,mic,preamp comination I use. I can go in and add a little extra compression and eq it a bit to make the direct very close however.
Try it both way's and see what works best for you.

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I have a Boogie Formula Preamp, the one that was designed for recording direct and it does a fine job of it. This is how i usually record and it makes the wife very happy (that 4x12 cab I use can get pretty loud)but there are times when i mic it. What is the differance in the sound? That is going to depend on your set up. In general I get a little cleaner sound direct and a little warmer with mics. This is probably caused my a comination of the amp,speaker,mic,preamp comination I use. I can go in and add a little extra compression and eq it a bit to make the direct very close however.
Try it both way's and see what works best for you.

New Member

Joined: 09/11/03

Posts: 12

thanks.
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BLEED BLACK LABEL MOTHER *&#$'S!!!!!
Zakk.... Your simply amazing!

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thanks.
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BLEED BLACK LABEL MOTHER *&#$'S!!!!!
Zakk.... Your simply amazing!