The SM57 I have seems a bit harsh on the upper end and I'm wanting something different. I'm primarily recording distorted guitars in a Bogner Uberkab with V30s/75s. Any suggestions for an alternative?
leib10":tef45pv0 said:The SM57 I have seems a bit harsh on the upper end and I'm wanting something different. I'm primarily recording distorted guitars in a Bogner Uberkab with V30s/75s. Any suggestions for an alternative?
fixed.Tone Monster":2ucvvbyh said:Beyer Dynamic M201 is what the 57 wants to be.
To expound on the mic a bit, you'll find the m81 compared to an sm57 has less proximity effect and it doesn't have that sharp upper mid peak. The mid-mids have more detail. The m81 has more open top end, but it's not a bright or harsh mic. To me the mid range character of this mic is very pleasing. It also blends well with a sm57. I really like the sm57 so I wouldn't say the m81 smokes it, but it's worth a look if you're wanting something that's less harsh in the upper mids.fearhk213":3i1n8i0o said:The Telefunken M81 is great on a V30.
That's what I've been pushing all along, but...almost alone in the desert, it seems.metalsoup":10c3eg1q said:Beyerdynamic M 88 TG
No harsh high end, works great for recording guitars.
Here's a good description of it:
That's really good advice. Getting good mic'd up tones is an art form and you can really learn a lot by just sticking with a 57 and learning how to make it work. Then once you've learned its strengths and weaknesses it makes sense to start down that rabbit hole. Maybe the OP has already and he still doesn't like the 57. But yeah, a lot of damage can be done and is still done with a single Sm57Norton666":80e8zwxb said:This is a dangerous rabbit hole, dude! I’ve been there more times than I can even count!! My recommendation would be to keep the 57 , and make it work. Spending crazy amounts of dough on mics , preamps , etc... is something that I am all too familiar with. I’ve been through them all! I’m not trying to be a dick , just a guy who has been down this path. The Audix mics are killer! The Sennheiser mics are killer ! I still have all of them . Looking back , with the right tools I feel like I could’ve gotten the same results without realign the bank chasing “the sound”. Again , just my opinion. Good luck man!