Acoustic guitar recording issue
AminNapil
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9th November 2011
Old 9th November 2011
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Acoustic guitar recording issue

Hello guys,
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I have a m-audio fast track sound card and I want to record a finger style track should i connect the sound card to the guitar or using a mic will give me better quality?
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9th November 2011
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They will sound different, but the only one who can decide which is better is you.

That said, most people think a mic sounds better, because it can sound more like a real guitar.

Plugging the guitar in directly may sound slightly more percussive, which may suit or not.

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9th November 2011
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You'll get a lot more sound of the guitarist moving their hands and their fingers/pick hitting the strings if you mic it, plugging it in tends to get a more defined sound- but try em both and see what you like.
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10th November 2011
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For acoustic guitar i alway mic it. If you go this rout be sure to experiment with mic placement as it can drastically change the tone of your recording. i get good results up around the 12th fret at 45* angle above and approx 1.5' away.
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10th November 2011
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in your title you state that this is an issue.
It's really not, actually.
It's a matter of taste, so you should try both and hear how you feel like it.

That said, consider the fact that if you DI it, you'll have more control over the post-production, since it's cleaner than mic recording. If you for example put a delay or reverb on a mic session, you will also delay and reverberate the back ground noise. This is far less of a problem if you use DI.
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11th November 2011
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DI and mic it. Choose later or blend both.
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29th December 2011
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Originally Posted by boybianchi View Post
in your title you state that this is an issue.
It's really not, actually.
It's a matter of taste, so you should try both and hear how you feel like it.

That said, consider the fact that if you DI it, you'll have more control over the post-production, since it's cleaner than mic recording. If you for example put a delay or reverb on a mic session, you will also delay and reverberate the back ground noise. This is far less of a problem if you use DI.
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