Minimizing pick noise

Discussion in 'Location Recording' started by Mckey, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Mckey

    Mckey Active Member

    Hey does anyone have any good tips for minimizing pick noise? Certain placements? Certain picks? I have enough mics to do some tricks, so I welcome any suggestions. My room sound isn't amazing though, so I'd like to keep it rather close.
  2. DavidSpearritt

    DavidSpearritt Well-Known Member

    I would place the mics around the lower bout of the instrument. Stay away from soundhole and you should be fine. Use a Hypocardioid to accenutate a richer spectrum, that will offset the HF pick energy.
  3. Mckey

    Mckey Active Member

    that seems to work pretty well, except I have to eq it a little more than I'd prefer (which is very little), but I can live with it. Better have more eq than to only hear the pick in the final mix.

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