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Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by Glenn Fricker, Dec 26, 2005.
Going to film a video how to use this technique?
yes! It's just a small part of a much larger guitar tone segment.
When making my band's first album I read and reread this thread every day! Awesome.
Love all of the information in this thread. One thing that I wasn't clear on is how do you guys mix the two mics after recording. Early in the thread, it's mentioned to have the on-axis signal lower than the off-axis, but somewhere Glenn mentions the opposite. Just curious if I've misread parts of the thread.
I would assume the off-axis is a lot louder just by listening to the tone. It has that thick, gnarly sound you get from an off-axis mic. I think the on-axis is brought in just enough to give it the high-end you want.
Thanks for bringing this thread back to life! I'm just now getting familiarized with Glenn and his YouTube channel, so it's awesome to read a thread when he's askign for guidance, like the rest of us.
I personally mixed my off-axis mic in about 6 to 10 db quieter than the on-axis mic.
100% on-axis mic=too bright
100% off-axis mic=too dark
50/50= combined to be too bassy
the more I lowered the off-axis mic, the more high end that came through. I just reduced it until I found the perfect balance.
That's what my observation has been. I didn't care for the off-axis mic to be louder, but the other way sounded better to me. Would like to test it out more though.
If I remember well, I read an old interview where Nordstrom says he used to do that way.
To add on what you've said, that's also what's written earlier in the thread, IIRC it was TheStoryteller that told us first about that method.
If anyone wants an easy way to do Fredman mic'ing without messing with two stands, I sell a special mic clip that latches two SM57's together at 45 degrees to make it easy. A lot easier to move it around and try different positions without lining the two mics up every time.
Fredman mic'ing is bomb.
That's an awesome idea. Never got to mess with fredman, but I absolutely have to give it a shot one day.
the last saturday I reamped guitars for a metalcore band called LIE FOR A SECRET through a 6505, a marshall cabinet loaded with v30s and two sm57 with the fredman technique, B position, and it sounds great!
Very good and pleasant sound to the ears, it needed very very little eq just to fit the mix and it's awesome.
Also I reamped the bass with the same rig :-D just rolled off the resonance and the gain knob :-D
could you please re-upload your mp3 track with Nordstrom Mics.mp3?and lso your 5150 combo mic pics?thank you again
Nearly a decade old clip and pics he most likely will not have anymore? Good luck with that.