FAQ Friday is our weekly episode where I answer your most frequently asked questions! How do you get your question answered? Leave thought provoking, conversation starting questions or comments on the videos! If you’ve been wondering about something, ask away!
Last week we released a video called Recording Acoustic Guitar 101 and that sparked a ton of questions about Acoustic Guitar Miking & Recording Techniques! Let’s get right into it!
Regarding your upper-bout treble-side mic placement, how do you use that approach with cutaways?
This is a great question that I get asked all the time (thus appearing on an episode of FAQ Friday! haha)
If your acoustic guitar has a cutaway on the bottom, simply mic it on the top (mirrored position to where it would be at the bottom) It gives me the same sound as at the bottom!
During this episode of FAQ Friday I answer the following questions about Miking and Recording Acoustic Guitar!
• Could you discuss if you have any differences in recording acoustic guitar harmonics (mic placement, compression, etc) vs traditionally picked or strummed acoustic?
• Regarding your upper-bout treble-side placement, how do you use that approach with cutaways?
• What time is tea time in your studio?
• Do you always play with a pick or do you use a combination?
• Do we get to pick and choose what songs we want to mix as a part of the academy?
• When can we get a finger picking tutorial?!
• What do you think of using two mics—one on the body and one on the neck—and summing them together?
• What is the difference between recording normal acoustic guitar and Nylon
- SEE ALSO: Decoding Mid/Side Miking Techniques