Recording ES-335 jazz guitar? What mics should I buy?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:57 AM
My tone unmiced is great, but when recording through my crappy audio technica m4000S, the tone is absolutely butchered.
What mics will give me a great jazz tone/the closest tone to what I hear?
I've looked into a Shure SM57, Audix i5, and Sennheiser 421 for dynamics, and multiple Audio Technica condenser mics.
P.S I'm looking to keep the overall price <= $500.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:35 AM
There is more to getting a good recorded sound than just mic choice
Just a short session at small cost can be a huge learning experience
Some musicians DI into their PC software with all fx and amp/speaker simulators in the digital domain...
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:02 PM
What are you using for recording?
BTW, I took lesssons from Benson back in the eary '80s.
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 03:18 PM
PS. You don't have to sit/stand between the mics when you're recording. Just find that sweet spot in the room where the tone is best, put the mic(s) there and go play somewhere else in the room. Try it with the mic you have now, if it doesn't work for you you've lost nothing except a few minutes.
Oh, and if you want a pair of condensers that will put a smile on your face for the price/quality ratio try out the MXL 990/991 double mic pack. I don't know how they can make them for the stupid low price and how they can sell them for it is a mystery only known to them.