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Ctodd
post Jan 9 2009, 03:28 AM
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I got THIS mic for Christmas, and haven't been able to get a good sound out of it. The only way I can get it loud enough is If I turn up the playback volume in Reaper, AND use the boost signal button in gearbox, along with maxing the record send volume, but then the sound is overwhelmed by fuzziness, and just sounds terrible. I am plugging the mic into my Ux1 toneport, and then recording using Reaper, here is a list of stuff I have tried



I have the soundhole of my guitar as close as possible to the mic.

I have the record send volume at max

I have the boost signal (looks like it says "+18") button enabled

with every Amp model I have tried, I have had the volume set to max

I have the out to hardware volume maxed (not even sure if thats neccesary)

I have fiddled around with the volume playback in Reaper, but that usually results in a lot of fuzz.


I have also tried various combinations thereof, and I can't find a good balance. Anything that seems to sound alright as far as quality goes is played back WAAAAYYYY to quietly, and anything loud enough is too fuzzy. soooooooooo, I was hoping that someone might be able to say "Hey flip this switch, and all your problems will go away"

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but seriously, is there anything else I can try? or is my mic just too cheap to get the sound I want. I will upload some sound clips so you can here for yourselves, but I don't have time just right now.

thanks!

Chris

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post Jan 9 2009, 04:58 AM
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Dynamic mics arent normally used for micing acoustics I dont think. They need a LOT of sound and they need to be right on the source.

These are the kinds of mics you see right on a speaker of a CRANKED cabinet. Or in front of a singer with his lips touching it.


Anyone here had success micing an acoustic with a dynamic mic?


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post Jan 9 2009, 08:52 AM
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QUOTE (jer @ Jan 9 2009, 04:58 AM) *
Anyone here had success micing an acoustic with a dynamic mic?


not really wink.gif
only with capacitor ones I was successful...

You see - dynamic ones gets mainly the mid tones only...
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post Jan 9 2009, 01:38 PM
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It is best to use a condenser mic for acoustic guitars, you will hardly get a good sound out of dynamics one. It is possible but you will have to crank the volume and compress it in DAW so it is audible. So record the sound that you want, and use a compression plug to flatten the signal a bit (because some notes will jump out and be clipped, and some will not be heard), and then amplify the track using some kind of a gain amplifier plug or something. In Nuendo there is a gain increase function for the audio event, not sure how it works in Reaper.


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post Jan 9 2009, 02:48 PM
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Mmmm I think what you need is a pre-amp.


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post Jan 9 2009, 02:51 PM
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Dynamic Mics are terrible I find on acoustics. You really need a condensor mic. Acoustics aren't in the sound range that dynamic mics work best with. Dynamic mics as said above are perfect for a cranked amp or a singer but really poor for acoustics.


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Hi mate,try not to expect tuo loud sound as you hear in the songs you listen.That songs are masterd and compressed.
As they sad,condenser mic is the best for acc guitar.I recorded guitars with AKG C451 http://www.audiolines.com/product.php?productid=17760 he is a bit expencive but,results are great.
So dont vory a bout weak signal,compress a bit and bust up the wawe it self,to clip point that is.

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post Jan 10 2009, 05:30 AM
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Well it sounds like I got the wrong type of mic!

I'll take this one back and look for a condenser mic

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QUOTE (Ctodd @ Jan 10 2009, 05:30 AM) *
Well it sounds like I got the wrong type of mic!

I'll take this one back and look for a condenser mic

thanks alot guys

Cool mate,there are some good but cheap mics out there.For example Rode NT 1 Attached Image
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Check them out,they can finish the job great.


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Rode NT1
or even Behringer C3
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