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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2004, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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recording finger plucked acoustic

hi guys
when im recording my acoustic the into my 002R using my NT1 my sound always seems to be either bass heavy or very weedy, anyone have any tips for recording finger plucking?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 04:59 AM
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Try placing your mic opposite where the fingerboard meets the body at about 2 foot.

I'd guess you've been micing over the soundhole if it's sounding bassy?

If you're still finding that a little too bass heavy then try recording in a different place, perhaps somewhere with a hard floor such as wood laminate. That should give you a little more brightness.

I'd steer clear of EQ until you get a decent enough tone just from mic placement. If you think you've done all you can with the mic then maybe try some very subtle EQ'ing just to clean things up, but don't make any drastic changes.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 09:25 AM
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Right on Andrew

Took me a while before i realised that there's more to micing acoustic than sticking it in front of the soundhole and hoping for bst

I also find that when recording finger style place (i too use NT1 btw) if i'm doing it in mono I put teh mike about 40 cm away from the guitar at the higher point of the nect so you capture less of the bass and more brightness off the strings instead of the boomyness of the sundhowle.

Also if you have another mic try recording it in stereo that also does TONS to opening up the sonud. If you dont have another mic you can fake this by double tracking it and panning left/right that gives a wicked acoustic sound. Or if thats too overpowering and you dont need THAT much acoustic in your mix just track adding a stereo reverb effect to the mono sound.

Hope it helps

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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thansk lads, i`ll try it out this evening
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