Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Re: pro tools newb :)
If you can, I would 100% recommend the shure 57 route. It costs what, $100? You can't really buy a decent plugin or modeller for that. You have enough reverbs and EQs and things free with Pro Tools I believe to make do.
Just do this; set your amp up facing your bed, couch (not leather couch, but anything porous) or curtains, so there is some absorption opposite.
Each time you record, note the mic position. Even if you cant monitor properly you will be able to listen on playback to how the mic sounds dead centre, facing the cone, 1-2 inches, 3-4 inches, mid of cone, edge of cone, 45 degrees to cone, back to centre, just keep moving it around.
By the time you come to spend your next chunk of $$$ you will have a very good idea of how an SM57 sounds with your amp, which is far more valuable than a quick-fix modeller costing 3 x the price.
Its a thought, anyway.