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India arie style guitar

I'm about to record some india arie style rnb tracks containing a lot of acoustic guitar.
Does anyone know what kind of preamp\mic combination will be best suited for this type of music(guitar) and is it better to record in a deathroom or a more liveroom?

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What kind of acoustic is it?

This would determine what kind of mic.

Martin,Gibsons,Yamaha,Taylors they all sound different.

What is the production like?

Is it dense with a lot of tracks or is it sparse with mostly vocal and guitar?

This will help you determine what kind of mic pre.

For a dense track you need something that will help the acoustic cut through.

For a sparse track you want something that will help you get a bigger acoustic sound.

This will also help you get an idea of what kind of micing technique to go with.
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I'm about to record some india arie style rnb tracks containing a lot of acoustic guitar.
Does anyone know what kind of preamp\mic combination will be best suited for this type of music(guitar) and is it better to record in a deathroom or a more liveroom?

Peace
It's not much fun to record in a deathroom... but it sounds spectacular!

Kidding, Use whatever room (+ area of the room) the guitar sounds best in. I usually like a clean pre- Hardy and Milllenia are at the top of my list. Then I put one mic 3-12" out near the 12th fret pointing towards the sound hole and a second mic near the soundhole/bridge about 3-12" out. find a sweet spot in mono paying close attenetion to the phase relation... Then put it in stereo and tweak it a little if needed.

Hope this helps... Sorry about the deathroom comment.
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What kind of acoustic is it?

She's been an endorsee of Godin guitars, which are electric acoustics with built in pickups/preamps. Dunno if that's what she records with though.
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