Minimizing pick noise

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

  1. Mckey

    Mckey Active Member

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    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

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    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

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    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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