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Recording set up for reviews. on Guitar Gear

So in order to do the reviews in a fair way I will be doing all the reviews the same set up - shown below!



All the amp reviews will be recorded with the same set up so you know you can compare like for like.

• SM57 dynamic microphone
• Royer R121 Ribbon microphone
• Both mics are plugged into Neve 1073 Preamps, EQ in but set flat.
• The R121 mic channel goes through a Universal Audio 1176 compressor, 2:1 ratio, but only a tiny amount of compression, really just to smooth it a little.
• Both channels are recorded in Pro Tools* at 24 bit 96 Khz and panned hard left and right, 7 Band EQ (set flat) on each one, so one can be phase reversed if needed.
• Using the Massey 2007 Master Bus compressor just to keep it nicely hot, but again with only very very mild compression (like <1db).
• Bounce is at 16 bit, 44.1 Khz, and imported into Final Cut Pro before vid editing starts.

*currently using Pro Tools version 8, not upgraded yet cos it's stable and does everything I need!


Electric Guitars

Will add more info when I start doing them!

Acoustic Guitars

Will add more info when I start doing them!

Effects Pedals

Will add more info when I start doing them!


Lesson ID: GG-600