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DIY: How to Mic Your Acoustic Like a Pro

May 12, 2014

In this studio tutorial, Nashville producer Bryan Clark and guitarist Adam Fluhrer explain and demonstrate four essential mic techniques for capturing the sound of your shimmering acoustic. Explore X-Y, spaced pair, single source, and mid-side setups in this short, informative video. We tap right into the studio console to hear what the mics are picking up, so you'll be able to accurately evaluate and compare the sonic results of each approach.

Bonus! Hear cool guitars (a Collings D1A dreadnought, John Slobod Circa Guitars dreadnought, National Estralita Deluxe resonator, and a petite Collings 03) and mics—including a 1934 RCA ribbon model—in action.