#1
I am just asking what is the best way to record an acoustic song and also how much will it cost me to buy the hardware?
#2
condenser + Phantom Power Device such as a small mixer or a USB recording interface.

Musicians Friend is a good place to look for it all, and well....

Condensers come in low end prices and HIGH end prices.

My Mic is discontinued so i can recommend mine, i use a Lexicon Lambda (119$)for the USB recording device.

here is a condenser with good reviews, its 69$
http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-V63M-Studio-Condenser-Microphone-with-Shockmount?sku=273158

Condenser aimed at the acoustics neck joint is a way to start, more towards the headstock for more high end, and subtle amounts towards the soundhole for low end...I usually just point it at a 45 angle at the soundhole starting at the neck joint.
Last edited by WaltTheWerewolf at Mar 16, 2011,
#3
I used to mic my acoustic guitar with a large-diaphragm condenser such as the one recommended up there^
However, recently, I've started mic'ing it up with a pair of drum overheads, and I find it to sound much more natural... I get a stereo effect (which is great because I usually hard-pan my acoustic tracks left and right to get an ambiant acoustic guitar sound) and my general sound is much more transparent than it ever was with the other mic
#6
Quote by Jeremy191
what about this will this work well for acoustic recording?
http://www.allansmusic.com.au/prod/MXL990/MXL_990_Large_Diaphragm_Condenser_Microphone.aspx


any condenser will do

that will work, but the one here looks identical as far as specs, but is 129$ but not available until march 30th...

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-990-Large-Diaphragm-Stereo-Condenser-Mic?sku=271094
Last edited by WaltTheWerewolf at Mar 16, 2011,
#7
Quote by WaltTheWerewolf
any condenser will do

that will work, but the one here looks identical as far as specs, but is 129$ but not available until march 30th...

http://pro-audio.musiciansfriend.com/product/MXL-990-Large-Diaphragm-Stereo-Condenser-Mic?sku=271094



Yes Walt is right any condenser will do......but, cheaper condenser mics usually in my experience can sound horrible. Hissing, humming, and adding various other sounds to your recording that you do not want on there. Just a piece of advice, do your reasearch and buy a decent mic.
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