I read people like the akg d112 but after speaking to a friend he was not impressed with it on bass cabs
if anyone has used these mics and can recommend them please let me know or if you have had good results with any other mics please advise.
What about the Shure Beta that’s also used for kicks? I can imagine the AKG isn’t good for cabs because, as I understand it, it’s great for getting the beater on the kick but not great for the ambience. The Shure has the opposite “problem.”
I’m not that fussy really, I’ve tried RE20, MD 421 and other dynamics, 414, solid tube, tlm, rode nt, U87 and probably lots of others over 3 decades of doing this sort of thing and probably got very usable results from most.
Currently I’ll use a Rode nt2 (shock) via a JLM 1290 pre… and find I like it too
Yeh I been using amplitube a while now its nice and sounds pretty good but your right it does seem to miss something.
quick update i bought an audix d6 and only had time to do a quick test record not spending any time to take care with mic placement.went di from bassbone and a mic roughly an inch from the cab.
recorded a verse and chorus of a song I have been working on adjusted for phase and its sounding nice,full and smooth and to be fair its sitting better than most bass I have recorded so far…I have no experience with recording bass cabs so im going to experiment quite a bit and see how I get on.
just looking forward to when I have some time to work on my music again now.
I’m also a fan of Bass PODxt. While PODs (or any other amp modellers) may not be perfect representations of the modelled amps, bass isn’t as sensitive instrument as guitar when it comes to amp sound. IMO Bass PODxt is so good that I don’t even think of bothering to mic bass cabinet anymore … it’s just waste of time … and in most cases would just create inferior sound.
I completely disagree with you. I know you wrote in most cases, but my experience it the exact opposite. Do you have in-house bass amps? If you don’t, I think that is where we differ. Also, me having a boat load of mics and a lot of different outboard may be a difference too. I’m a bit overboard with gear.