The sound of an electric guitar in rock music is one of the most important, if not the most important, aspect of recording an album. It is the characteristic timbre of this instrument that can cause euphoria or delusion among potential recipients of our music.
Therefore, it is worth paying special attention to this element of our music production and analyzing all the possibilities to maximally improve the sound of our instrument. The final effect is influenced by many factors. Selection of the instrument, amplifier, effects, speakers and microphone that we will use for our parts.
It is this last element that we would like to focus in particular on. After choosing the microphone (in our case, the choice was excellent PR22 from the American company Heil Sound) we must decide to position it in relation to the loudspeaker. The location, distance and angle of the microphone are of great importance when recording. For example – if we place the microphone further from the loudspeaker, we get a more vintage sound, spatial, a bit withdrawn.
Also, the positioning of the microphone in relation to the speaker axis can radically change the final effect during recording, this way you can emphasize the bass or the upper range. Make the sound clearer, crisp and transparent, or vice versa – create a powerful wall of sound with massive bass and lower midrange.
Anyway, see for yourself. The following video perfectly shows the effects that can be obtained:
A VERY GOOD MOVIE YOU CAN FIND OUT A LOT BY RECORDING AND SOUNDING THE GUITAR AMPLIFIER.