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Pickup or Microphone?
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Greetings everyone.I was wandering if anyone had any good advice on how to improve the sound quality of YT videos? I've put a few on but want to improve them because - to be honest - they're a bit…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Bobwag Apr 10, 2012.

 

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"Nice,great acoustic sound on that instrument"
Apr 12, 2012
The Bobwag replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Cheers Stephen. I'm hoping to source a couple of mics as Nic suggested.  Chris"
Apr 10, 2012
Stephen Boyke replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Use a microphone.  Your Lowden deserves it (as do you). n A decent small diaphragm condenser mic is a good place to start.  Used is fine (usual).  You'll need some additional gear to get the mic signal properly to the Mac."
Apr 6, 2012
Nic Lubbers replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Chris, You're welcome. Be sure to share the results of whatever you go with! Nic"
Apr 4, 2012
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Apr 4, 2012
The Bobwag replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Nic your help is invaluable. Thanks for taking the time to record the stereo demo. Point very well proven. I shall see about sorting this out.  Thanks again though - really appreciate it. cheers Chris "
Apr 4, 2012
Nic Lubbers replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Hey Chris, good question. It does seem like it would be the same in each stereo channel, but it won't. Here's why: The normal way to record with one mic is to point it somewhere around the 12th fret. That will do a nice job of picking up…"
Apr 3, 2012
The Bobwag replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Thanks for your thoughts guys. much appreciated.  It makes sense to me to go down the mic route. Nic - I don't understand why stereo would be important. I'm only playing a single acoustic track - it would be the same in each stereo…"
Apr 2, 2012
Mike Nepper replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"I agree with the other guys, you only get the real shit from acoustics with a good mic. I don't claim to be the best at any of this. I do it strictly on the cheap. I got a little battery powered Sony stereo mic to plug into my Canon HD…"
Apr 2, 2012
Archie Carreon replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"Honestly, i would rather use a mic than a pick up. The reason being that the sound just from plugging it in to a computer can sound... for lack of a better word... fake. You have an acoustic guitar. Your notes and sound swirl and bloom from the…"
Mar 31, 2012
Nic Lubbers replied to The Bobwag's discussion Pickup or Microphone?
"If you want good acoustic sound you'll definitely want to use a mic, I'd recommend two condenser mics if you can afford it. Good mics will give you a better acoustic sound than a pickup and having two lets you record in stereo which makes…"
Mar 30, 2012
The Bobwag replied to Ron's discussion 1980's Seagull S6 cw
"That is an awesome looking guitar Ron. Don't think I could put my Lowden through with it - but you've got me thinking about my old Takamine. Amazing job. "
Mar 28, 2012
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Pickup or Microphone?

Greetings everyone.I was wandering if anyone had any good advice on how to improve the sound quality of YT videos? I've put a few on but want to improve them because - to be honest - they're a bit ropey!Currently I'm just using a USB mic straight into a Mac and Quicktime player.Some people reckon get a decent pickup in the guitar (Lowden F25) - then use the signal in from that. Others say a decent mic is the way forward - just keep playing acoustic and mic it up.It's hard to know without trying…See More
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Music teacher
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Lowden F25C
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http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBobwag?feature=mhee
What type of music do you like to play?
Fingerstyle guitar
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