March 2017

Sounding Amped

Putting a microphone in front of an amplifier is a common task for both recording and live performance. But where exactly should the mic go? This short video from the folks at Audio in Two Minutes lets you see and hear your options. A Shure SM57 mic is placed in front of a guitar amp’s speaker, then moved to the left and to the right. The tone changes that result from shifting the mic just a few inches are striking.