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Eliminating Fingerpicking "Pops"

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Daveman, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. Daveman

    Daveman Guest

    I want to bring in a ukelele fingerpicking part but it seems as though no matter where I put the mic (I only have one) the string-plucking attack rings out very strong, resulting in a kind of percussive artifact. I've tried moving away and turning up the gain to no avail.

    My setup:

    Shure KSM27 Mic
    M-Audio FireWire 410 Interface

    Any advice would be most appreciated!

    - David
  2. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2005
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    Try shelving everything above 9kHz (on that track) and see if it helps. If it's too much then work slowly toward 10kHz until you find the ceiling for the High's you want to keep. That might help.

    If that just removes too much air for you then shelve overything above 12kHz and try cutting at around 7.5kHz with a Q around 2 or 3.

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