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 Post subject: Dulcimer????....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:36 am 
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how would I go about miking this folk beast .........................hi guys miss you dudes ......been trapped in dealing with life ...lol

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 Post subject: Re: Dulcimer????....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:07 am 
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What kind of dulcimer is it? There are the lap type that you strum and the multi string hammered dulcimer.

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 Post subject: Re: Dulcimer????....
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:03 pm 
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sorry bout leaving that detail out ...........its the old mountain lap dulcimer

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If it were a hammer dulcimer, I would have suggested a stereo pair about 3 feet above, as a starting point. for the lap however you could try that approach too, but my instinct tells me to come in a little closer. Depending on how you want the sound in the mix, perhaps a single mic would do. I would more than likely try two mics as well. I'd start with one small diaphram condenser set fairly close (8" - 12") from the bridge, perhaps pointed at 45 degrees from the strumming hand. A super cardiod with a tight "pencil" pattern might be good here?? ( I don' own a mic like that though, so that is just a random thought). the other mic i would place above the mid point of the stings (where lies the twelfth fret on a guitar). Instinct would have me use a Large diaphram condenser. this I would guess would become the "main source" in the mix, and given more volume/ presence. The bridge mic could be utilized in a number of ways. I'd try panning options as i mixed. Also I might try reverb on the bridge mic to find a comfortable spot towards the "back" of the mix, without sacrificing the articulation captured by the mid mic. If this did not sit as i wanted I'd try the same approach with the verb, but exchanging the signals and making the bridge mic the primary mic, volume and verb- wise. When i use a verb to achieve placement in the mix, I sometimes will High pass Filter the verb send and then place the stereo return of the verb to the opposite side in relation to the pan placement of the mics ( if you have placed then to one side or the other ) If your filter on the verb send is set fairly high ( 1800 htz or higher??), the harmonics and "bright" stuff in the signal will "sneak" across to the other side of the mix. ..... All just guesses as you won't know what will work until you hear it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dulcimer????....
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thank you Lord Byron!

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