25 - 10 - 2018
Room mics with Wall of Sound
Did you know that you can add up to 50 cabinets in the Wall of Sound on a single guitar track? Sounds way too much
But adding more cabinets on one guitar tracks can give you access to
Reverb vs Room miking
Reverb is by definition the sound that one space makes when excited by an audio source.
Room miking is a technique used to record the sound of the amp blasting in a space (usually a studio room or a hall) with a microphone or 2 microphones placed far away from the amp to record the sound of the space. In a certain way it is a reverb but in a
The difference between reverb and room mics comes from that usually a reverb can be completely decorrelated from the original recording. For example, you have recorded your guitar amp in a small living room, and use a cathedral as your reverb. Room mics would be the sound of the living room with the amp playing.
Create Room mics with the WoS
To create room mics in the Wos it is a very simple procedure.
You add 2 more cabinets
Choose the 4 same cabinets and the same room.
For the 2 added cabinets, choose the same microphones.
Place the microphone the further away from the cabinet and the most off
Pan one cabinet hard left, and the other hard
Set the level of each room miked cabinets so that you can feel them, hear them a bit, but they do not interfere with your closed miked sound.
And there you have your room mics in the WoS.
Here are preset examples with room mics.