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help for recording acoustic instrument
Old 23rd May 2006
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help for recording acoustic instrument


I have to record a acoustic ska music with acoustic instrument, can you help me for the choice of microphone:

my gear:
1 preamp API 512
2 preamp purple audio biz
1 DTC (mindprint)
1 twin Q (joemeek)

2 shure sm81/2 oktava mk012/sm57/d112/royer 121/B2 (behringer)/beta 91

the instrument are:
2 acoustic guitar
Derbouka (percusion)

thanks for your help!
Old 23rd May 2006
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🎧 15 years
I think some good LDC mics would fit nicely...looking at Neumann TLM170 for bass, guitars, trumpet.

But, sticking to what you have:
I'd use the D112 for bass,
sm57 or maybe sm81 for derbouka (don't know what kind of percussion that is)
the oktavas for the guitars,
Royer for accordion
sm81 for flute
sm81 or sm57 for trumpet (the one you don't use for the derbouka).
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