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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:42 am    Post subject: Recording acoustic guitar
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Can anyone give me some advice on acoustic guitar recording? I borrowed a Seagul from my mom to play some parts in my electronica. My only mic is an AKG C 3000 B.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

A C-3000 should be able to do an acoustic guitar fairly nicely. Some people use multiple microphones, but I think you can do fine with a single mic.

What sort of sound are you thinking of having? Close-in gives more presence at the cost of ambience, and going a bit further out will lose presence with a gain in ambience. That C-3000 I should think you'd aim close on the soundboard toward the sound hole, staying reasonably level with the instrument. Not too close though, I'd keep it about a foot to a half meter. Some like to mic really close; but you have to recreate the space around the resulting track, which is fine if you intend to. Depending on the music, you might want a bit more room, especially if recording in a space with nice acoustics.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I don't have great acoustics here - just reasonable quiet most of the time. I'll experiment a bit. I think presence is more important for the song I'm currently working on. I definitely plan to add effects - probably just some guitar sustain compression, flange, EQ, and reverb - and not too much of any of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've been using an Apex 435 on acoustic stuff for a few years now. While it is a cheap mic, I know a number of people who have had a lot of success with them on acoustic guitar. You can pick them up on Amazon for about $60 now. There's also a number of modifications floating around for that mic but I haven't tried any just yet.

I used the Apex on all of the acoustic tracks on this CD. Granted, I was using a cheap Takamine most of the time but it worked out fairly well.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Thanks, Shaggy.

Does anyone recommend any specific pre-record EQing? Low cut, high boost, etc.?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

audiodef wrote:
Thanks, Shaggy.

Does anyone recommend any specific pre-record EQing? Low cut, high boost, etc.?


I try to avoid doing too much EQ pre production, but rolling off any mechanical noise (<100Hz) and then it depends on how crisp you want the guitar, you can adjust to taste.

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