Am 20.03.2016 um 18:47 schrieb Glen MacArthur:
No EQ is on the guitars, simply a slightly off-axis
SM57 on the cabinet
and an Apex 415 LD Condenser in the room and the room mic is only for a
touch of ambience.
That's probably the source of the "problem". The SM57 can sound very
harsh on its own and you have to experiment a lot to find a good
recording position (I'm sure you did). Different angles and distances
can result in a totally different tone. In my experience, which isn't
that extensive, I admit, a big condenser as a second mike can soften the
tone considerably, but of course you have to watch out for phase
I'm sure you know all this, though. Like I said, the harshness wasn't as
pronounced with my monitor speakers, because the mid-bottom end came
accross better. Something to watch out for during mastering when
listening to the mix on as many different setups as possible.