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Old 11th May 2006
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Question Studio Foam for Recording Guitar

I often record my acoustic guitar with a SM-81 in a rectangular room. I have no foam setup or room sound enhancements. Just a plain old room. My audio recording teacher said I could benifit from a foam setup around my guitar. I was wondering what others are doing to improve there sound using foam especially for recording acoustic guitar.

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-FBING
Old 12th May 2006
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> My audio recording teacher said I could benifit from a foam setup around my guitar. <

Or if not foam, some other sort of acoustic treatment. The goal is to tame excess room ambience, and also to reduce the effects of comb filtering. Whenever you place a musical instrument or a microphone near a reflecting surface, the result is a series of peaks and deep nulls called comb filtering. Coupled with excess small room ambience, comb filtering gives that hollow, boxy, off-mike sound.

--Ethan
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