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Will one mic do?

I have a nice mic and amp. The question is, can I use the one mic to pickup both my voice and my acoustic guitar, and if so, where should the mic be placed to pick up both?
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Re: Will one mic do?

1/11/2001 4:58 PM

Tim Floto (6151) wrote:

You should really use two mics. If you use one you'll have to experiment with position until you get the balance between voice and guitar. Generally the guitar will dround out your voice so closer to you face than to the guitar.
Tim

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/17/2001 2:11 PM

Richard Templeton (136) wrote:

Do you mean do you need more than one mic at a time or more than one type of mic to handle diferent sounds?
Richard



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Re: Will one mic do?

1/17/2001 2:13 PM

Richard Templeton (136) wrote:

oops, ignore that, didn't read the question properly
RT

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/17/2001 6:02 PM

Bruce Maag (15581) wrote:

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/17/2001 9:16 PM

Inactive Member wrote:

Two. It's also easier on whoever is running sound.

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1/17/2001 11:20 PM

Chuck Stensrud (13014) wrote:

wouldn't recommend it dude. Too much of a problem with balance - need one for u and one for the guitar. anything else will be hard to manage and produce inferior results.

%chuck%

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/23/2001 12:52 PM

Bill Dunlap (443) wrote:

Maybe a pickup on the guitar would solve some of the dilemma too?

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/23/2001 1:53 PM

Michael Palmer (2319) wrote:

The placement all depends on what type of mic you have, a uni-directional or an omni-directional. The prior picks up the best sound when the source is right in front of it. The latter picks up whatever sound hits it ( sort of like a parabolic dish ). If you truly must record both instruments ( voice and guitar ) at the same time, which is not a good idea for simple mixing, eq, and volume reasons, then here is what I suggest: if it's an omni mic, hang it from the cieling, don't stand to close, have a friend play and sing while you adjust the "mic in" level of your recorder until you have the ideal volume. For a uni, thats a bit trickier, if you have a mic stand, put it higher that your eye level, tilt the mic at around a 45 degree angle, tilt your head back, arch your back slightly, and play. have a friend play around with the angle, play with the degree of height, until you are confortable with the posture and sound. The other way to do it is to plug into your amp, put it on something that when you are standing or sitting, the mic is pointing right at it. Now sit or stand in front of the amp and voila, you are recording both sounds at once with the uni directional mic recording both sounds at the best angle. Granted, these are very crude methods. My advice would be to go to radio shack, drop $20 and get a cheap mic. I hope I helped.

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/23/2001 5:20 PM

Mike Norton (45) wrote:

The best thing to do is get a cheap mixer (if your
recorder does not have multiple inputs) and a mic from
RadioShack.

I would use the RS mic for the guitar and your better
mic for your vocals.

If money is very scarce and you must record you can
use a very resonet room. Check ot the accostics in
your bathroom. When I was going to school in
Riverside we had the most awsome stair wells at the
dorms. 3 floors and all cement. The reverb was great.

Experament with recorder placement. On the same
level as you or above your. It should sound great, or at
least doable.

Hope this helps.

Mike

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Re: Will one mic do?

1/24/2001 3:39 PM

Shane Roe (9823) wrote:

Thanks for all the input. What I was thinking of doing is, using my Cakewalk Home Studio software and the one mike to record both voice and instrument. I guess that's not the best idea, so I might record the guitar part first and then the voice.