Tips & Techniques:Recording Baritone Acoustic Guitar: Tips and Techniques.
I recently picked up an Acoustic Baritone guitar, which I am really digging being both a guitar and bass player.
What I am struggling with is how to capture the full range of the instrument with a nice balance.
Can anyone with experience recording this instrument well chime in on techniques and equipment that they have found useful in capturing this instrument in a solo context?
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|11th August 2012||#1|
Joined: Apr 2012
My first thought would be a good LDC.
Have it back a ways to pick up the full sound of the instrument.
I played a Taylor 8 string Baritone through big tripod mounted column p.a. speaker the other day.
This GTR is a baritone, but the 3rd and 4th strings (A and D) have an octave string.
The B and E (lower two strings) and E and B are single course.
It sounded F-ing AWESOME!
Playing with I - V bass lines sounded like two players!
|11th August 2012||#2|
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Los Angeles/ Boston
I would put a dark microphone, maybe like an re20 right on its butt (wherever some thick low end is coming from). Center that. And also a stereo pair of accurate sdc's panned left and right.
listen and check phase- it will eat you with this setup.
|11th August 2012||#3|
Lives for gear
Joined: Dec 2010
Two U87s. Blumleined. Cross-point aimed straight at the 15th fret. The sound will move and you will hear everything. And it will sum to mono perfectly.
Alternately, one clear less weighty LDC aimed 2" below the neck body join on a slight upwards angle.
Free the electrons! Use tubes/valves when possible.
|13th August 2012||#4|
Joined: Nov 2008
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