Jump to content


Photo

Settings / Suggestions To Record Acoustic Guitar

acoustic microphone resonator

  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 ogandou

ogandou

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:55 PM

Hello,

 

I just bought a Republic resonator guitar. It's acoustic only. I'm trying to record it using my Pod X3 and a (admittedly pretty cheap ;) ) microphone.

 

Can someone suggest a good amp or preamp to use? And which settings they use? Right now I'm using the American classic with some compression. Frankly I'm having trouble getting acceptable levels, the signal tends to be pretty weak. I'm just not used to recording acoustic instruments at all... so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


  • 0

#2 brue58ski

brue58ski

    Gear Head

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 515 posts

Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:03 PM

The American Classic mic preamp is an excellent.  I use it with my Variax and it makes all the difference.  So I'm surprised it doesn't work well for you.  There is a tiny knob called "Trim" which adjusts the mic's level.  Have you adjusted that?  And just some quick very basic mic technique...point mic at bridge for a more bassy sound, point it at about where the neck and body joint are for a more trebley sound (is that like dubly?)  Pointing a mic right at the soundhole is generally not a good thing.


  • 0

#3 ogandou

ogandou

    Just Startin'

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:18 AM

Yup, found the trim knob, that did the trick, thanks!

 

Thanks for the mic positionning tips, I'll try that today.


  • 0





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: acoustic, microphone, resonator

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users