The Three Keys to Acoustic Guitar Miking

Pulling a well-balanced and intimate acoustic guitar sound is a powerful experience. This is because it’s an instrument that forms the bedrock of many a musical style and,Guest Posting for some artists, is integral to the identity of their artistic output – perhaps more so than any other instrument ever could be.

The acoustic guitar is versatile instrument and is employed in many ways, fulfilling a variety of musical roles. What’s important to understand when capturing the acoustic is its role in the arrangement. Does it carry the melody? Is it an entire accompaniment for a singer songwriter, or is it playing

The Environment

Acoustic guitars tend to be quiet by instrumental standards. As such, they are subject to the vagaries of environmental acoustics. The further away you mike up the guitar, the more the room sound plays are role in the overall tonal balance. So even if the room is not complet