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Recording Acoustic guitar and Vocals at the same time
Old 3rd January 2007
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Recording Acoustic guitar and Vocals at the same time

I have someone who just wants to record an acoustic guitar and vocal at the same time for a few songs. What would be the best way to this?

This is what I can use.

Dav BG-1
2 Oktava MK012
AT 4050
Studio Projects C3

I was thinking of The AT 4050 with a pop filter for vocals in cardioid and an Okatva pointing at a 45degree angle down at the 12th fret.

Would it be wise to maybe compress the vocal mic?

I also have a gobo which I may put in front of the singer and have him in a corner with 4" rockwool panels behind him. I have a hardwood floor.

Any helpful ideas?
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Old 3rd January 2007
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there's a good thread about this over on the tapeop forums.

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Your main problem is gonna be avoiding the rasp of the strings. The air section of a vocal is the same area you'll get string rasp and the vocal mic is gonna pic up the strings. The AT4050 on the vocal sounds good. The Octava on the 12th fret is a good starting point but also puts excess string rasp. Try adding another Octava or large diaphragm around the soundhole area as well. This will give you more options. The large diaphragm on the soundhole may need a hi pass on it. Also, a de-esser may help take some rasp out.
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