Glenn Fricker Tutorial – The “Dust Devil” Cab Mic’ing Technique with Cab Sims

If you’re an audio engineer, you’ve probably spent an inordinate amount of your life putting mics in front of guitar cabs and then moving them very slightly in many different ways. That’s because even a small change in mic placement can make a huge tonal difference, and can very strongly affect the character of your recording. But the actual technique you use, i.e. something more complex using 2 or more mics together, can take your production to the next level.

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In this video, mad scientist Glenn Fricker takes a technique known as “The Vortex” used on a Judas Priest album and scales it down a bit for use in the Two Notes Wall of Sound cab sim.

Have you ever done anything like this in your recordings? How did it work out?

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