[Ardour-Users] acoustic guitar tone
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.
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