[Ardour-Users] acoustic guitar tone

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Mon Mar 5 23:16:45 PST 2018

"Chris Caudle" <chris at chriscaudle.org> writes:

> On Mon, March 5, 2018 4:22 am, Matt Keys 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?
> It really depends on what sound you want.  For classical style guitar it
> is typical to have a sound similar to what an audience would hear, just a
> little closer maybe, so a mic placement several feet away so that plenty
> of the natural hall ambience is recorded is typical.

Using a hypercardioid aimed from above at sound hole and/or fretboard is
also good for getting as little breathing noise and/or singing (which
you may want to mic separately in order to have more leeway for sound
processing) from the player as possible, putting him close to the
microphone's dead zones.

David Kastrup

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