Note to self: When recording, remember to experiment!

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by mott555, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. mott555

    mott555 Well-Known Member

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    So I've been working on a song for a while now, in my spare time. Unfortunately I'm using my Mesa Mark III and a guitar tuned to D-standard :ugh:, not really my normal style but it works well with these riffs. I've had a lot of trouble getting a recorded tone I like. The amp sounds great in the room, but close-miked it's shrill, harsh, and fizzy.

    Well after a two-week break, I set everything back up to start working on it again, and now the recorded tone sounds perfect! The shrill high-end was gone and it was really rich in the lows and mids. I wasn't sure what changed. Mic placement a bit different? Different couch cushion (a.k.a. soundproof panels :D) positions? No idea.

    A few days later I noticed the difference. My Sennheiser E906 microphone was backwards. It has a front side and a back side. And it sounds great backwards. :lol:

    Remember to think outside the box. You might like what you discover.
     
  2. tubes

    tubes Well-Known Member

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    I have to LIKE this.
     
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    ricksteruk Well-Known Member

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    No way - backwards mic!

    I guess that really will cut out a lot of the shrill high frequencies
     
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  5. JimiRules

    JimiRules Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Next time I do some recording I'll try putting my Sennheiser backwards.
     

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