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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?

Thanks!

Created by FadersmakmeHappy, 9th August 2012 at 07:20 PM
Last edited by FadersmakmeHappy, 14th August 2012 at 07:31 PM
Last comment by FadersmakmeHappy on 13th August 2012 at 06:19 PM
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Old 11th August 2012
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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!
Old 11th August 2012
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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.
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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.
Old 13th August 2012
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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.
Thanks Ward, that works pretty well. Experimenting with different mics, but I like it better than my spaced pair of SDC.
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