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Great Guitar Tone with IK Multimedia AmpliTube®: The Official Guide by Michael Ross

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Chapter 7. Miking

The guitar sounds that you love most are often ones you have heard on record—that classic album you play until the grooves wear out or the MP3 you put on repeat to hear over and over again as you learn the licks.

That sound is made up of more than the guitar, amp, cabinet, speaker, and effects employed by your idol; it includes the type of microphone(s) used to record that guitar and amp and those effects. Moreover, it consists of the exact position the aforementioned mic(s) occupied in the room relative to the speakers. It also may incorporate the sound of the room itself, whether a small, dead, carpeted space or a large wooden and glass room.

The best way to learn how to mike up your amp is by trial and error. As I have said ...

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