Pick noise is a problem that I have been dealing with off and on for a long time. I realize that some pick noise adds character and realism to the sound, but I am talking about *excessive* pick noise here. There are several things that can contribute to the amount of pick noise I get, the player's technique...the type of guitar...the thickness of the pick (I notice that thinner picks seem to produce more pick noise)...and obviously, mic'ing technique. We have all read the many, many threads here and elsewhere on mic'ing acoustic guitars, (which is an art in of itself), and I am currently using a new technique that is producing some really beautiful recordings! The problem is the excessive pick noise...Grrrr...never fails...something has to screw up! I am placing a Rode NT2 in front of the player pointed at the neck/body junction, and then (don't laugh!) a Behringer reference mic on a boom stand over the player's shoulder also pointed at the neck/body junction. This reference mic is the one that comes with the Behringer Ultra-Curve graphic EQ that is used for room optimization (Real Time Analyzer). I read somewhere about this technique, and lo and behold, I had one of those Behringer mics collecting dust with some of my "live rig" stuff, and hadn't used it in about 2-3 years. Boy it sounds sweet on tape when used together with the NT2!!! But, how to get rid of the pick noise??? I have tried EQ'ing the mix a bit, but I am worried about messing up the beautiful sound that I have discovered. I am gating the tracks already to get rid of some heavy breathing! I am going to try messing with the gate a bit more to see if I can get rid of a bit of the pick noise... Any other ideas??? Any optimal EQ bands to try and notch out? Help please!!!