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Fredman style VS single 57

Discussion in 'F.O.H.' started by recycle, May 9, 2010.

  1. recycle

    recycle Member

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    What do you prefer? A single 57, or the Fredman style?
     
  2. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    Single. I have had shit luck with the fredman. Tried dual 57s, 57/i5, and 57/e609. All sounded blah to me.
     
  3. Harry Hughes

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    Not that I've tried either, but from what I hear both can bring the goods
     
  4. drew_drummer

    drew_drummer Dancefap

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    Single. I think getting the phase relationship between two mic's for recording guitar is quite hard. And keeping it simple is more to my tastes.
     
  5. gabriel g.

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    honestly it is not that hard IMO!!!


    You can angle one sm57 with 22,5° to the speaker and you have the fredman-style but without the options of changing the levels between the two mics....
     
  6. Glenn Fricker

    Glenn Fricker Very Metal &Very Bad News

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    Always two mics. Have trouble deciding between dual 57's or 57/421 combo at the moment.
     
  7. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder The Truth Is Out There

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    I dig the 421/57 combo a lot, but I'm find myself sticking to the single-57 thing. Economical, time-saving and easier ;)
     
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    ze kink THE BLACK WIZARDS

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    Two mics are cool for many things, but for heavy guitars, I still usually end up using just a single 57.
     
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    I love doing it with two 57's.
     
  10. Charles J

    Charles J New Metal Member

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    Depends. I never feel I'm getting enough from a single 57 anymore, without a shit ton of EQ.

    57 in combo with either a 421, another 57 or a R121 is pure awesome if done correctly.
     
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    I just did dual 57 for the first time and it sounded amazing. much better than I could ever get with one. But then again, it was a different room.
     
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    I used to use 2-3 mic setups for tracking guitars, but over time I've scaled it back to a single 57 or Beyer MC930 and I think my tones have improved because of it. I use the time I used to spend dealing with phase to get the mic placement and guitar tone right without relying on any EQ or compression, it makes things much easier when it comes time to mix.

    If the player/guitar/amp sound good, it's hard to go wrong.
     
  14. recycle

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    Cant say I have been lucky with the Fredman style this far. I allways end up using a single 57 my self.
     
  15. Melb_shredder

    Melb_shredder Orpheus: Melodic Death

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    hehehehehe :lol:
     
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    professorlamp I are Joe

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    No luck here with the i5/57 combination , It's usually a single 57 for me
     
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    brianhood No Care Ever

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    It's always been a single 57 for me. No eq needed other than a high and low pass
     
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    Really? I've found that two mics on or off axis with eachother sounds great. I always use that combination and love what I get from it.
     

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