I was recording electric guitar today and was getting a bit of nasty clipping from my Rode NT USB.
The amp was a Tweed Deluxe and it was moderately loud, with the mic around 2m away. The mic has a 110dB SPL limit.
The amp has a G12H anniversary.
I reduced the input channel in Cubase, which just turned everything, including nasty clipping down. I then reduced the mic gain in Windows and that seemed to reduce the clipping and it seems to not have recorded to disk.
Question is what is 110dB usable for, should I be able to close mic a 12w amp? Just trying to determine where the clipping was coming from. I had limited time and turned the volume of the amp down a little so just wondering if the mic is leaving me little room to play with.