Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar

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Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 10:49 pm

On 2008-05-26 18:09 +0200, schoappied wrote:

> I was thinking about the sure SM58, like dp was talking about.

The SM57 and SM58 are the same capsule in different bodies. The
SM58 has a grille which may give better results for singers who
pop their Ps but messes with the response (as in "makes the mic
sound a lot worse"). For a string instrument there probably
isn't any reason to prefer the SM58 over the SM57.

The SM57 is said to benefit from being plugged into a
preamplifier that has a low input impedance, i.e. 600 ohms.
Your sound card input is likely closer to 50 kohms. If you're
handy with a soldering iron, you could try soldering a 680 ohms
resistor across the hot and cold terminals and see if it
improves the sound.

I doubt an SM57 would be the first mic any engineers try on
acoustic guitar. But it probably wouldn't be the last, either.

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[LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, schoappied, (Mon May 26, 1:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Steve Fosdick, (Mon May 26, 5:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, schoappied, (Mon May 26, 9:21 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Joshua Boyd, (Tue May 27, 3:29 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Steve Fosdick, (Tue May 27, 8:16 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Dave Phillips, (Mon May 26, 3:06 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, schoappied, (Mon May 26, 4:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Andre Majorel, (Wed May 28, 10:49 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Fons Adriaensen, (Wed May 28, 11:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Andre Majorel, (Thu May 29, 6:06 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Fons Adriaensen, (Thu May 29, 7:54 am)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Dan Easley, (Mon May 26, 5:32 pm)
Re: [LAU] hardware: recording voice and acc. guitar, Julien Claassen, (Mon May 26, 2:18 pm)