Miking A Rotary Speaker

Posted: May 24, 2010 in Audio Gear, Music, Tutorials
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Q: My band just picked up a vintage Hammond B-3, complete with the matching Leslie speaker from a church.
It works perfectly, however, a guy at the church was telling that miking that Leslie isn’t like miking a guitar cabinet.

He described what we needed to do, but I’m kinda lost. Is this true? What should we do?

A: First of all, nice find! The gentleman you met at the church is correct, in that miking a rotary speaker requires techniques different from those typically used on guitar cabinets. [read]

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