So I finally got to mic up a real amp and cab yesterday. Minus one time where I mic'd up the back of a Line6 amp with a Beta52, this was my first time. http://dl.dropbox.com/u/324723/EnglGuitar.mp3 Details: ENGL 4x12 amp SM57 ENGL.. Powerball I think, I'll confirm later. Guitar is some expensive Japanese brand, will get more details later. Recording setup was as follows: We were just using the guy's equipment, and he didn't have a proper mic stand, so we literally lay it horizontally on a chair.. not much choice there. However, there were some pretty major differences moving the mic around, and we got a pretty good position. The room is big and not very parallel.. it's an architects house. However, it had solid wood floors and pretty bare walls, no treatment. Do you think that it'd be better to record in this room or a small one covered in mattresses/blankets? Finally, master was only on like 1 because this was done @ 7pm at night. Dunno if there's a big difference raising the volume. Not going for a typical metal tone here, and I'm not gonna get a 5150 sound with an Engl. The music is kinda industrial, melodic.. hard to describe. Interesting. edit: no EQ on the clip. I think there's a highpass/lowpass at 80 and 12k but I'm not sure whether it was bypassed or not, it sounds like its on.