So, I bought an SM57 from Toe-Knee and it arrived today. So I thought I'd do what any self respecting musician would do and embarrass himself in front of his internet pals. There's only guitars and drums here. 2 left and 2 right. Mic is centre of the speaker direct with the cone as far as I can see (I'm waiting for my stand to turn up, so it's resting on a box).
Gear is my Blackstar S1-100, Zilla Fatboy 2x12 with Eminence Legend and Swamp Thang combo (although which speaker I've miked, I've got no idea of), and my RGD2127z w/Blackouts. This is extremely rough as I just wanted to test it out I suppose it's more to show that despite popular belief, the Blackstar can do metal.
May I also add, this is not mixed whatsoever besides a fade-out and levels
Not bad at all. My main issue though is the guitars sound quite muddy. Might wanna take a little of the low mids out of it.