Nashville producer Bryan Clark and guitarist Adam Fluhrer explain and demonstrate four essential mic techniques for capturing the sound of your shimmering acoustic.

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.

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“The guitar is my first love, my partner in life. We grew up together and we’ll most likely die together.” —Thom Bresh

One of the best benefits of being a musician is that musicians know musicians, and musicians are the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. Albert Einstein, Charles Dickens, Georgia O’Keeffe, the Marx Brothers, Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Juliette Lewis, Jack Black, and Zooey Deschanel are or were musicians, albeit not full-time.

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Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

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