#1
I am trying to do an acoustic track using a Large diaphragm condenser on the 12fret a pencil condenser on the body of the guitar and and a large diaphragm up at like a little below eye level for singing, o and my guitar is plugged in as well. I am just curious to see how loud you would turn the mics and the guitar if you were attempting this.
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#2
Maybe I'm doing it wrong - but I set the mic gain to the level it needs given the individual mic (so it hits 0db at the loudest playing volume)...?
Then I mix the using the volumes until it sounds right. Mixing with the gain is pretty ropey.
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#3
Loud enough to get a decent signal level without clipping. There are no universal settings
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#4
So it doesn't peak at 0dB, if you hit that you will get a popping sound that you won't get rid of by turning the track down, it was recorded like that so that's what you'll be stuck with.
I tend to turn the gain up so the bar goes a little bit into the yellow, not too much, just a little so you'll be well out of range of audio clipping.