How to record acoustic guitar?

Sometimes a track can sound rather mechanically while making electronic music. In this case it can help to add analogue sounds for a more organic sounding mix, for example an acoustic guitar. But how do you record an acoustic guitar?

In this video by the hardware manufacturer Samson, an acoustic guitarist is recorded with a few ordinary budget microphones. You can hear clearly that the guitar sounds totally different after changing the microphone position. You can experiment with the microphone position until you get the sound desired.

The guitar can also sound completely different by using a new set of strings. A more “dryer” sound can be achieved by treating your recording space with a curtain on the wall or a carpet on the floor.


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