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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 5:39 am 
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Any suggestions on how best to record two acoustic guitars simultaneously? Room size is about 12 by 10...use two condenser mics I assume...should the mics be facing opposite directions? any other important factors to consider?

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I'ld first try the old point 'em at the 12th fret or where the neck joins the body. Using this method you outa have good stereo sep. I might be inclined to set an Omni to get some of the room in if it sounds good. The X-Y might be the ticket. Whatever sounds good between yer ears is what you should use.

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I think DC's old "3 to 1 rule" would apply, keeping the distance between the two mic's at least 3 times the distance of each mic to each guitar.

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Thanks...what I was referring to was the process of recording two acoustic guitar players at once...

Like both aforementioned suggestions :idea:

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the process? get good levels, count 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. and let 'er rip.

ok, I'm being a wiseazz. not sure what you mean by the 'process'


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You, Uncle Bob, a wiseasssssss? Unfathomable :shock:

Actually, poor choice of words...should have used the word "set up" instead of process....eg., player placement, distance apart, mic angles and direction...

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Have you checked out the AKG "White Paper" section.

I'm not sure if there is anything there specifically dealing with two guitars, but there is a lot of info about mic choice, placement, and configurations there.

http://www.akg-acoustics.com/site/power ... cat,2.html

And it's free to download! ! !

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This one, in particular, has a great deal of information:

http://www.akg-acoustics.com/mediendate ... aea6d0.pdf

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