[Ardour-Users] acoustic guitar tone

Roger gurusonic at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 14:31:19 PST 2018

On 06/03/18 00:19, jonetsu wrote:
> On Mon, 5 Mar 2018 10:22:58 +0000
> Matt Keys <matt at mattkeys.net> wrote:
>> I googled first and the general recommendation seems to be to use a
>> single dynamic mic aimed just forward-left or forward-right of the
>> sound hole, or a single condensing mic about 2 feet away. Is there a
>> rule of thumb for what mic to use and placement of those mics for the
>> tone you're going for? As an example, I would love to have tone like
>> this: https://youtu.be/u7RLjNOael4 . It looks like he's using two
>> condenser mics in opposite phase and maybe the pickup too. I'm lost
>> on the purpose or intention of the components deployed in that
>> configuration. Is he using the pickup because of the harmonics in the
>> piece? Why dual condensing mics?
> I'm certain that this sound cannot be obtained with only mics.  This is
> a sound that is gotten very close to the strings.  It's a pick
> up/transducer.
Agreed. I wouldn't like to guess just from the video what 
miking/mixing/processing techniques are used. It's an excellent sound 
and nice playing.

>     I use one
> omni and one condenser.  Audio-Technica AT2020 and AT2021,
I have the same mics. They are both cardioid. ;)


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