25 - 10 - 2018
Room mics with Wall of Sound
You can add up to 20 cabinets in Torpedo Wall of Sound on a single guitar track. Adding multiple cabinets on one guitar track gives you the kind of access of professional studio miking techniques most people can only dream of.
Reverb vs Room miking
Simply put, Reverb is 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 room (usually a studio room or a hall) with one or two microphones placed far away from the amp to record the sound of the space. It is a technique used to give more air and width to a guitar track in a mix.
The difference between reverb and room mics is that reverb is calculated, mathematically, around a space completely different to the space being used within the original recording. Sometimes, this is wonderful, other times it just creates a weird feel of the space being disjointed.
Create Room mics with the WoS
We've made this very easy in Wall of Sound - just add two more cabinets in your WoS "instance".
You will then have four cabinets running at the same time. The upper line of cabinets will be the close-miked cabinets. The bottom line is going to be the far-miked cabinet, the "room mics".
Choose the 4 same cabinets and the same room.
For the 2 added cabinets (the bottom line), choose the same microphones. Usually room mics are condenser mics.
Place the microphone the further away from the cabinet (Distance 100%). Also place the mic quite off-center. The more you move it off-center,the less treble and presence you will get. Tip: Having slightly different values of Center for each of the room mics brings more depth to the stereo sound.
Pan one cabinet hard left, and the other hard right.
Set the level of each room miked-cabinets so that you can feel them, hear them slightly, 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.