7 Tips For Recording Acoustic Guitar
Before You Begin
Here are some things you need to do before you begin.
1. Have a good instrument.
This is the most important element. You can't get a great sound from a bad instrument. Get a good guitar and put new strings on it or have someone that knows what they are doing set it up for you.
2. Find a quiet space.
If you are recording in your bedroom close all the windows and record when no one is around and no dogs are barking.
3. Have a good microphone.
You can get a good inexpensive microphone through this link. You should find a decent condensor microphone for the best results.
4, Get a good preamp.
Most recording packages will come with an interface with a preamp built in to it. Pro Tools LE comes with a small interface called the m-box which has a focusrite preamp.
5. Have a reliable recording system.
I have Pro Tools and Apple Logic. Both of these systems are great and there are several other systems you can buy to get started.
6. Purchase a good compressor.
I like to record with a compressor. If you don't know how to use one I would recommend getting familiar with it before you use it. You can't undo it!
7. Have a decent equalizer.
Find a good EQ that you can use to make the guitar jump out a little bit. This can help to make a average guitar sound great.
There you go. Have fun!
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