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Recording Harmonica

Hi,
I am recording a harmonica, kind of bluesy song. Any suggestions as to best way to mic?
I am thinking SM58...Any EQ or Comp tricks would be appreciated..

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Boswell Fri, 09/01/2006 - 06:59
I would prefer the Beta 58A to the SM58 - it seems to give a better result, maybe due to the extended frequency response. Other than that, the thing to check is whether the performer does his harping with the mic cupped in his enclosing hands. If so, you need to wind back on the channel input gain (by about 20dB!) and roll off the bottom end significantly to avoid a boom due to proximity effects. As Al said, try some light compression. However, most players like more than just a little reverb. Use a plate setting rather than a hall.

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