Recording Vocals & Guitar

Discussion in 'Vocalists' started by richard.conrad, May 29, 2005.

  1. richard.conrad

    richard.conrad Active Member

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    Hey Folks,

    just wanted to get some recommendations on recording a singer/songwriter that wants to lay down guitar and vocals live off the floor. Bleed is a given, but does anyone have any tips/tricks that have yielded good results in the past?

    Richard Conrad
     
  2. anonymous

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    Don't worry about the bleed, the combination of both mics will, or should sound real nice.
    I get some great results by putting 1 mic in front of the guitar (or the amp).
    And or course 1 mic for vocals. Now try putting 1 more mic out front to catch a little of both, about 5 to 6 feet away from the guitarist, sometimes as close as 3 feet works too.
    I find that the mic that gets both, is alot of the time REALLY nice. And is the best track alot of the times.
    Sometimes I use 2 mic's out front and listen back at mixdown and use the best of the two.
    But 3 mic's should make it sound pretty nice. IMO
    Lastly it wouldn't hurt to use some sort of direct box on the guitar.
    Making it a total of 4 tracks
     
  3. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

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    Just be careful with the phase anomolies ... check the tracks in mono to be sure nothing cancels out ...
     
  4. McPhaul

    McPhaul Guest

    If you have a pair of figure 8 mics you can set up where the focus of one is vocal and the other is guitar. Set the mic where the nulls pick very little of the unwanted signal. I have done this a few times with good results.

    Thanks
    Will
     

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