Somewhere in the recesses of my mind I seem to recall reading an article about one of my gtr heroes (probably Allan Holdsworth, back when he was great ;-) in the studio and that his amps were recorded in specially constructed (wood?) boxes that acted as resonators/baffles to color the sound in some way. Am I crackers or is this really used, and if so how commonly? Is it a sound muffling technique for studio use only? My recollection is that these were constructed out of plywood and were rectangular "tubes" with the amp placed at one open end, the microphones at another.
I know that some of the greats have placed their amps in especially resonant rooms (bathrooms at Atlantic's studio in Nashville come to mind) but do the pros use these "baffles" (sorry if it's the wrong name, couldn't think of a closer one).
Then again, maybe I *am* crackers ;-)
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