#1
I've got a Shure sm57 mic and its great for recording electric stuff with my amp turned up loud, but when i'm recording acoustic guitar i have to turn the input volume on my multi-track right up and i get a load of noise and hum, my question is do i need a condenser mic for recording acoustic stuff and vocals? like are they more powerful or something? sorry if this seems like a noob question cheers
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#2
what are you running your sm57 into? it should be an awesome acoustic recorder, assuming you're going into a preamp?
#4
hmm not sure if that comes with a preamp or not, but any half decent preamp should be giving you a good enough amount of volume to give you a quality sounding acoustic recording
#5
I can't see any reason with ur set-up to indicate a problem with acoustic recording.
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#6
But given a choice, I would use a decent condensor (though probably not a large-diaphragm.... probably a medium diaphragm condensor if I had one) over a 57 as a "first-choice."

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#7
Realize you need to put the Sm57 relatively close to the sound source, like within 3-5 inches, to get good input levels.

Condensers aren't more "powerful", they just pick up sound from further away, so can be used for more far and ambient micing needs.
#8
Sounds like there's something wrong there, that shouldn't be happening. 57's aren't the best mics for acoustic, but it should certainly do the job. Have you plugged it into a different input to see if they all cause this to happen?
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