Crown Audio by Harman

Search:     Advanced search
Glossary



Miking a Leslie speaker with GLMs

I play a Hammond B3 with two 147 Leslies. Can I mount two GLM-100s or two GLM 200s, one in the top and one in the bottom of the Leslie to mic the top horn (highs) and bottom rotor (bass)? I currently use 2 Shure 57s but would like to use the Crowns if possible. 

I have been told that placing the mics in the front right corner of the Leslie (looking in from the rear) will reduce the wind noise and produce a better sound.  This will get the mics and cables away from the motor in the top and the amp in the bottom.  Any thoughts on that?
Kevin Syler

Reply: Kevin, I’d recommend one GLM-100 on the top horn and one GLM-100 on the bottom rotor. The GLM-100 can handle higher SPL (volume) than the GLM-200 and also has deeper bass. Also, the GLM-100 is less sensitive to wind noise from the spinning horn than the GLM-200.

Your suggested mic placement makes sense. I’ve heard that the sound is best through the louvers, but it’s easy to experiment and see what sounds better. Staying away from the motor and amp is a great idea.

Because the GLM-100 has an omnidirectional pickup pattern, it will feed back easier than the GLM-200 or SM57, but if you close-mike the Leslie it shouldn’t be a problem. Good luck!


 

Others in this Category
document How can I reduce breath pops in the CM-200A?
document Using CM-31 mics. How do I reduce hum?
document How do I hang CM-31 mics for a musical?
document How do I mike a conference with CM-30 or CM-31 hanging mics?
document What is a Differoid?
document I have questions about the CM-310A gain before feedback and off-axis rejection.
document What is the history (past models) of the CM-310A?
document Can I mix a GLM-200 with a pickup?
document How can I phantom power my GLM-200E or GLM-100E?
document Should I use a Sound Grabber or GLM-100 to mike a piano?
document How can I mount a GLM-100 or GLM-200 on my fiddle?
document Can I mike my drums in stereo with a GLM-200 pair?
document Where can I get a mounting kit and GLM-200 to go with my L.R. Baggs transducer?
document What is the range of motion of an LM-201 arm?
document How do I control Blackberry or cellphone interference in MB microphones?
document How can I use a measurement microphone near a boundary?
document How can I order an MB-1 dust cover for the table insert?
document How do I convert a GLM-100 (wired) to GLM-100E (wireless)?
document Accordion
document Compatible wireless systems for GLM-100E, CM-311AE or CM-312AE
document How do I prevent breath pops with the CM-311A?
document What is the best mic to use to mic young children in a church drama?
document I need a mixer for a 3-mic PA system
document Please recommend a paging mic for the Crown 180MA mixer-amp.
document Fishman system with Crown GLM-200E mic
document Powering a CM-30 mic that has no XLR connector