I Need Help please!

Discussion in 'Live Sound' started by mrocco182, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Hey everyone,

    I just purchased a new electric acoustic guitar which is pretty sweet. When I plug it straight into my audio board I get a kind of dry recording, it just sounds like an electric. Its missing the deep acoustic sound. Should I mic it as well to capture that sound? I am new to all of this so im sure my questions sound stupid. I am getting an Audo Technica 4040 condensor mic. Would that be good as second source for the recording? Please let me know any tips anyone has for a beginner starting to record himself. Does anyone know how Chris from Dashboard mics his acoustic when recording? Thanks guys.

  2. FifthCircle

    FifthCircle Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
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    In general, you'll get a much more natural sound on any acoustic instrument when you use a microphone instead of a direct. Plugging your acoustic in gives you that sort of "PA" nasty pick sound. Using a mic makes it sound like a guitar.

  3. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Should i have it direct at all?
  4. drumist69

    drumist69 Active Member

    Feb 26, 2005
    North Carolina, USA
    I would mic it with the 4040, and also go direct. Depends what type of music it is. If you have the direct track, you don't need to use it, but if you want to later you can pull it up, maybe run an amp simulator on it and make it sound like a Telecaster or something if the track needs something like that. Always good to have options!
  5. mrocco182

    mrocco182 Guest

    Thank you very much. The music that I will be recording is something along the lines of Dashboard's all acoustic stuff.


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