Well thats kinda what i called the "tried out" technic and work for about everything in life.Thats how i picked-up good lover girls at the summer camp,back in the days.Easy. Point it at the speaker; listen back on isolation headphones while the perfomer plays; move the mic around until it sounds its best; leave it there; hit record. It's a technique that works for every mic every time.
The SM57 is a great place to start. You can get usable sounds from just about any source with it. A dynamic mic is also very forgiving of an untreated or poorly treated space, so if you're working in an untreated spare bedroom, you'll likely get better results with a $100 SM57 than a $1000 large-diaphragm condenser (LDC) and definitely better than a $100-200 Chinese-made LDC.What would be a good all round mic for home recording? I'm talking acoustic, voice, amp, pots and pans, toilet flushing...you know...the basics?
I think Eddie Kramer really liked the Beyer M160 on guitar cabs (and overheads), so that would be my guess, but that could probably be confirmed in a few minutes with Google.There's no way they recorded like say, voodoo chile with an sm57, it's a cool mic, but there's some things it just can't do. (watch a 57 is exacly what they used lol)
found this mark- says its the beyer-I think Eddie Kramer really liked the Beyer M160 on guitar cabs (and overheads), so that would be my guess, but that could probably be confirmed in a few minutes with Google.