Observe good studio miking technique, and your AmpliTube amps will sound great, no matter which one you choose! Try a dual mic setup, with an SM57 close and fairly on axis, and either a 421 or condenser pulled back a bit and a bit more off axis. Move them around until you find the sweet spot!
ryanpaulmcgowan wrote:Hey guys, I recently bought AmpliTube 3 and, like any thing with lots of shiny buttons and knobs, I've tweaked around with it for a bit and found great joy.
Having tweaked some stuff for a bit, I found myself leaning towards the same things each time. Orange amp sim and cab with a tube compressor in the back seems to be my go to setting. I noticed, after downloading a few presets, that a fair number of the highest rated ones also used something Orange somewhere in their chain. I also noticed that, other than that one little thing, there was very little in common with the patches.
So, what would you consider your best tone secret? Right now, other than the Orange amps and cabs, I've found that using an Overscream to shape the tone of my signal before it hits the amp by turning the tone knob while the pedal is on a low gain setting gives amazing results. Feels almost exactly how I use my Zakk Wylde OD.
Anyone else have anything that they love to use regularly? Anything out of the ordinary? Using any outside pedals like a BBE Sonic Stomp in your chain (I need to try mine with this, actually)?
jjguitar wrote:@ brianbaneObserve good studio miking technique, and your AmpliTube amps will sound great, no matter which one you choose! Try a dual mic setup, with an SM57 close and fairly on axis, and either a 421 or condenser pulled back a bit and a bit more off axis. Move them around until you find the sweet spot!
I also think this is the most important part to get a good tone out of AmpliTube 3.
Do you know any source or links about different miking techniques ? Maybe a tutorial ?
I would like to learn more about miking
Check out Groove3 Studio Secrets with Krish Sharma. There should be some good visual examples in there. Also search around YouTube.
brianbane wrote:Hey zerocrossing! Glad you could make it out to our forum.
You nailed it, mic choice and placement are essential to getting the tone you're after in AmpliTube 3, just like in the studio.