Okay I made you a clip that should make the first mic placement a bit more clear: http://www.mediafire.com/?jqwa7atwkmbq3zj and here's the same clip with a low cut so the sizzle is way more obvious. http://www.mediafire.com/?piu3zs6svp3ziuy Hell... why not use a low cut while finding the placement. I guess it makes things easier. This is made with Redwirez IR's. It also shows Redwirez weakness. There are 4 different close mic placements (which is way too little since you can't really find a sweetspot on your own. you'll have to trust redwirez). The placements are CAP, CAP EDGE, CONE, CONE EDGE. You can see what they mean in this pic: Anyways... you can def. hear the different sizzles in the CAP and CONE EDGE positions which are the first and last positions. Now the point is to find a place where the sizzles can be heard equally well so in a way they already cancel each other out. So the sweetspot in this clip would be somewhere between the CAP EDGE and CONE position. In this case I'd probably go with the CONE if I'm using two mics. If I only had to use one mic I'd choose CAP EDGE since CONE is a bit dark on it's own.