ALL THINGS MICROPHONES &
Acoustic guitars are used by every artist to create their very own personal sound.
Few instruments are capable of producing the emotions that acoustic guitars can. Their singular sound has been the driving force behind world hits for decades. Let's look at some of our high-quality microphones that are perfect to capture & record your masterpieces.
So let's do a deep dive into acoustic guitar
& mics 101!
HOW TO MIC AN ACOUSTIC GUITAR: M 201 & M 160
There are many ways to mic an acoustic guitar.
In this video Jude Smith not only talks about mic positioning options, but also the use of high-quality microphones like our
M 201 and legendary M 160 ribbon microphone!
Experience the sound pick-up with both Finger Picking & Strumming!
Microphones for Acoustic Guitar
Fox USB Microphone
Simply Plug-and-play, when inspired!
The FOX features a high-quality microphone capsule, as found in professional studio microphones. A large-membrane condenser microphone provides high sensitivity, even quiet sounds and the finest nuances can be captured perfectly. The cardioid polar pattern shields against rear-incident noise, providing ideal protection against background noise.
A microphone, preamplifier, converter and headphone amp all in one; with all the controls needed to capture the moment!
TG I53 Microphone
Inconspicuously small, but incredibly robust!
Thanks to its carbon-fiber-reinforced housing, the TG I53 is a flexible companion for work on stage, at home or anywhere else. Its broad transmission range and its true-to-life reproduction make it the perfect choice for a wide range of uses.
Its soft treble boost enables the condenser microphone to excel when it is used with an acoustic guitar.
M 201 TG Microphone
A trail blazer microphone!
The M 201 TG embodies natural sound reproduction like no other dynamic microphone. It reproduces signals with exceptional clarity and detail. These are the qualities that have led many people to select the M 201 TG as their go-to microphone of choice.
The M 201 has found its way into many a musician’s tool box, one microphone, many applications; a solid investment.
M 160 Microphone
A Legend in the microphone world!
A good bass response, warm mids and silky highs merge together into a special vintage sound. Due to the properties of the M 160, rough sound sources are reproduced softly and elegantly. One mic, many applications; vocals, drums, acoustic guitar and so on.
The M 160 impresses with its hypercardioid polar pattern making it less susceptible to ambient noise.
An M 160 is not a purchase, it's an investment!
MC 930 Microphone
The MC 930 is a condenser microphone that can be used for an array of purposes. It comes with adjustable -15 db attenuation and adjustable low cut. Our MC 930 is the perfect choice for anyone who loves the clear sound, high impulse fidelity and acoustic neutrality; all from a small-diaphragm microphone.
This compact, frequency-independent microphone can be used literally anywhere.
From the world’s largest studios, to your home studio.
TIPS & TRICKS ON DIFFERENT RECORDING TECHNICS
What does A/B and X/Y miking actually mean, for that matter what is Mid Side recording?
How exactly should I position the microphone for a mono recording?
To record an acoustic guitar with only one microphone, it is recommended to position the microphone about 20 cm away from the fretboard and to turn it in slightly so that it points to the 12th fret.
For a leaner sound, the microphone can be turned further towards the neck.
For a bassier sound, move the microphone closer to the sound hole.
With this type of miking, another microphone is positioned behind the bridge aligned with the guitar top, in addition to the mono microphone.
To prevent phase problems, make sure that the duration of sound from the guitar to both microphones is identical.
For X/Y miking, microphones with cardioid polar pattern should be used.
The two microphones are placed at a 90-degree angle to each other at the transition between the body and the fretboard.
One microphone points to the fretboard, the other to the body of the guitar. The membrane should be as close to each other as possible.
Mid Side Recording on an acoustic guitar.
Mid Side Recording
Perhaps the lesser-known recording technique; a detailed description in worlds would not do this technique justice.
In this video Mike from Creative Sauce breaks down what mid side recording is
and how to do it using our two ribbon microphones, the M 160 & M 130.