Mic Techniques for Acoustic Guitars


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Post your favorite techniques for micing acoustic guitars.
 

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Generally I use XY position on a bar approximately 1-2 feet away, pointed at the 14th fret. Stereo pair of pencil condensers (whatever is available at the time).

Normally I like to use cleaner preamps for acoustic, avalon AD2022, or forsell. Interface preamps usually work fine for this. From there it's a matter of making small mic position adjustments to find the sweet spot.
 

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The Forssell SMP-500 preamps are indeed very nice for this purpose, very clean but really add something nice to the signal.
 
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