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Best Mic combo for recording acoustic guitar ? Condenser Microphones
Old 5th June 2006
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DPA 4011's thru a Millenia Media HV 3 into dCS 905 using Transparent analogue cable, & Apogee Digital cable. How good it sounds after using all of this is dependent upon the quality of guitar, room acoustics, & mic. technique.

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2 josephson e-22s .......2 daking pres..........a magnetic tape recorder.........
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I also prefer clean pre´s for acoustic stuff like Millennia´s.

I agree with the U67, always sound great on acoustic gtr ( well, in fact it´s a mic that sounds great on everything !! ). I prefer LDC but it depends a lot on the guitar and the player. Many people like the SM81 but I don´t think it has anything special. The Sony C800G sounds good too on Acs Gtrs. Also the chepear ksM44 sounds good. With a U87 you can have a good sound, it´s not my favourite but it´s not that bad. The km86 works well also. DPA 4011 sounds great for stereo but depending on the guitar can sound a little bit "hard".

The most important thing is the guitar, the player and the room.
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Originally Posted by T9c
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I will probably bite the bullet and add another good mic to my line up...

I'm leaning towards the U-87 because it's versatile enough to use on vocals and acoustic work among other things.

I really wanted to hear more from the Peluso 2247 and the Pearlman though...

Anybody happen to have those 3 mics ?
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Originally Posted by eaglei studio
Blenn i actually like that acoustic sound. Could you tell me the setup

Hello Eaglei. The setup is very simple indeed.

Acoustic guitar: Yamaha LL11E with gauge 12 strings.

Mics: C414XLS and Rode NT5. Stereo micing using M/S with the 414 as the side mic in figure of 8 setting and the NT5 as the mid.

Preamps: AMEK purepaths . No EQ. NO Comp. No HPF.

AD/DA: Lynx 2 at 24bit 44khz.

Reverb: Natural room acoustics of kitchen.

No processing at all anywhere.

About 18-24" distance from the mics as well aimed at the 15th Fret.

Paul Blenn
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