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Re: Micing acoustic guitar live recording with loud band

Post by vvv » Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:37 pm

Jeez, I used to do that lavalier thing back in the 80's recording with my Porta 1!

Which is a kinda different thing, but you know, like the same, man.
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Re: Micing acoustic guitar live recording with loud band

Post by drumsound » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:41 pm

I've actually reamped DI acoustic through a clean amp with an LDC about 4-5 feet out for a live record. The band's soundman owned the acoustic and when he heard some of the mixes he said "I told you my guitar sounded good." He was a little crushed to find out what I'd done to get the sound.

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Re: Micing acoustic guitar live recording with loud band

Post by Recycled_Brains » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:16 am

roscoenyc wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:16 am
I've had pretty good results putting a lavalier microphone in the sound hole and using some console tape to affix the cable.
That and a go-bo between the acoustic and the drums.
Huh. Do you end up having to EQ a lot ? I feel like it would sound so boomy and dark.
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Re: Micing acoustic guitar live recording with loud band

Post by drumsound » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:06 am

Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:16 am
roscoenyc wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:16 am
I've had pretty good results putting a lavalier microphone in the sound hole and using some console tape to affix the cable.
That and a go-bo between the acoustic and the drums.
Huh. Do you end up having to EQ a lot ? I feel like it would sound so boomy and dark.
Which is still probably better than quacky piezo sound.

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Re: Micing acoustic guitar live recording with loud band

Post by roscoenyc » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:40 am

drumsound wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:06 am
Recycled_Brains wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:16 am
roscoenyc wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:16 am
I've had pretty good results putting a lavalier microphone in the sound hole and using some console tape to affix the cable.
That and a go-bo between the acoustic and the drums.
Huh. Do you end up having to EQ a lot ? I feel like it would sound so boomy and dark.
Which is still probably better than quacky piezo sound.
Surprisingly good sound from the lav. And yes, it's a million times better than the piezo all though that can help some.

There's a bunch of high end acoustic guitar systems that use internal microphones. Usually in conjunction with a pickup.
There are some lav type mics that are sold for just this purpose too. I know AT makes one.

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