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Old 16th December 2010
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🎧 10 years
Recording Guitar

Hey Ken,

Thanks ever so much for doing this.

I was just wondering what your approach to recording electric guitar is (and/or acoustic for that matter). Do you like to use a combination of DI and Mic, just mic or just DI? If you do use mics only, which techniques do you use? I would be extremely greatful for any feedback :-)

P.S. Thanks for all those awesome records out there especially "The White Album" & "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles! That has some absolutely fantastic production/engineering in it.
Old 16th December 2010
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Ken Scott's Avatar
🎧 10 years
Hi Dan, For electric guitar I will use a Neumann U67 or more often these days a U87, often with room mics of no particular kind. I only use DI if I'm looking for a very specific clean sound.
As far as acoustics go I will use either the Neumanns or an AKG414. I have on occasion used one of these mics on the rear of the guitar in addition, just for something different.
With both electric and acoustic I will use something like an LA3A and limit quite heavily at times.
I hope that helps.

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