Active FET preamp(acoustic guitar) direct....

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Mydas Trust

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...to the board, or analog audio microphone direct to the board? Pros and Cons? Suggestions?
I will be recording a blues medly with acoustic guitar and a single voice. By the nature of the song, the medley is better played and sung simultaneously than overdubbed, and I need not be concerned with the physical placement or presence of an additional mike.
Steve <mydastrust@hotmail.com>
 
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SlideMan

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Yes, pickups are evil and usually sound wretched compared to decent microphones.

After struggling with leakage for years on the old singer guitar/player problem using cardioids,I finally shifted to figure 8 patterns. By Pointing the null side of the figure 8's at what they shouldn't hear, you should be able to get sufficient isolation.
 
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SlideMan

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I just remembered the ultimate evil for studio acoustic guitar recording, the Ovation guitar. Stage yes, studio, never.
 

Masternfool

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Why not use both, I got a very nice sound from a taylor mic'd up stereo and a DI added to flavor just for some additional bottom...You may have to delay the DI just a touch for time alignment..
best.
 
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