Yeah Drew, that's what I was going to do next.
Actually, in messing around I've basically taken all your ideas and put
them together. With the exception of chaning the amp settings at all.
What I hear in the air, is what I want on tape (er, hard drive).
so here is going to be my setup (rather guitar anal).
One SM-57 dead on nose into the cone. (gets the mids and meat)
One SM-57 slightly off axis (seems to get the buzz the the other mic misses)
And I'm currently searching for a quality mic to put in the room a few
feet back from the amp.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, I am recording the amp in my "listening" room
which is full of sound diffusers and absorbers to help clean up the
listening sound. I figure that I can get more spaciousness out of the
boom mic in the room with the diffusers reflecting a larger sound.
Here are the diffusers I use:
I hand built almost a room full. I have some half built and some cut out
but not assembled because I was running out of room for them!!
And I think being laid off last year kinda put a hamper on my audio
building and purchasing. LOL
These things REALLY work. WONDERFULL for vocals. I lent some to my
dad when he hired a pro vocalest to help him finish off some Demos.
It was like night and day the spaciousness good diffusers add!!
And for listening, the big CWALLs clean up the MAJOR amounts of bass
that come from my Home Theater....