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Nice acoustic micing Condenser Microphones
Old 8th September 2011
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Nice acoustic micing



Which mics are these?

I know that's a gefell shockmount..

and what's the logic behind that positioning? they both look like they're bang on the soundhole maybe a foot back! odd?

I always experiment with different things, xy, spaced pair (bridge and 12th), ribbons, large condensors, mid-side. and always end up unhappy except for when I use a trusty SDC about 6" off the 12'th fret on a bit of an angle inwards towards the soundhole.. but I'm really bored with this!
Old 8th September 2011
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The big mic i think is a Neumann m149 not sure about the smaller one it's hard to see
Old 8th September 2011
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Def a 149, the other looks like a gefell? 990? It's hard to tell exactly where their aimed since we're kinda distant and angled here, I think they're aimed a bit higher, and it's the camera angle, but not sure. They're pretty distant though getting a nice full pickup.

That foot tapping is quite loud, low, and a bit out at times, wouldn't mind a HPF. There's also a lot of high end, finger noise, ambient noises, noise floor, compression, and a bit of distortion going on in here.
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and what's the logic behind that positioning? they both look like they're bang on the soundhole maybe a foot back! odd?
Looks like a M149 to me. I think it's actually pointed at the 12th fret. It's the camera angle that makes it look like it's in front of the soundhole. If you look at other youtube videos, you'll see that he doesn't point mics at the soundhole.

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and always end up unhappy except for when I use a trusty SDC about 6" off the 12'th fret on a bit of an angle inwards towards the soundhole..
I have tried M149 many times on acoustic and I don't like it enough to beat out the SDC. I like it for vocals but for acoustic guitar, I always return to SDC. A cheaper KM184 will sound much crispier. The M149 rounds off too much of the plucked transients. He seems like like LDC because he uses a Brauner in one of the other videos.
Old 9th September 2011
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Old 9th September 2011
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Here's another view that shows a bit more of the mic:

Old 9th September 2011
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Def a 149, the other looks like a gefell? 990? It's hard to tell exactly where their aimed since we're kinda distant and angled here, I think they're aimed a bit higher, and it's the camera angle, but not sure. They're pretty distant though getting a nice full pickup.

That foot tapping is quite loud, low, and a bit out at times, wouldn't mind a HPF. There's also a lot of high end, finger noise, ambient noises, noise floor, compression, and a bit of distortion going on in here.

agreed,
but I think that's why it sounds so nice, finally a real gritty hearty recording,

I agree though, tiny hipass even to 50 would do more justice,

everything else I think just adds to the charm
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