Over The Shoulder (Gtr)

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by gato1976, May 30, 2003.

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  1. gato1976

    gato1976 Guest

    Hi, i always read posts recomending the "over the shoulder" position to mic a guitar. I understand that you put a mic over the shoulder of the player (Duh!) but... pattern polar? Omni to simulate the hearing of the player? Which microphones would you recommend (Condenser/dynamic, Large/short diaphragm, etc.)? Right or left shoulder?...

    I also want to know if i can put another mic with this setting. If so, do i have to pan them? How should i blend them? What i'm searching for with this new microphone ? Is it for depth?

    As much information you can bring me, the more thankfuyl i'll be!!

    Kind regards to this forum!!

  2. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    as I have a semi live room with stones, bricks and wood, I do not use an ambience mic for capturing acoustic guitars. One condenser watching the hole, not directly in front, let us a say reasonably angles, so as to avoid that 30HZ punch and another condenser looking around the 12nd fret.
    Then I open them hard L/R panned as a start. If a second acoustic guitar is tracked as a "My sweet Lord ( George Harrison style rock ballad), then ya pick up the second one with similar technique and separate both L/R for start.
    Always check the phase and verify mono compatibility. Sometimes a little tweak or very little placement adjustment can make wonders to you, much more important than all this nightmare of going 88.1/96k/192.
    For nylon acoustic guitar, pay attention to finger details, nails and so.

    Hope it helped ya
  3. Alécio Costa - Brazil

    Alécio Costa - Brazil Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2002
    I meant 230Hz ( hyped low end/low mids)

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