Canadian Musician - September/October 2017 - Page 54

Basic Microphone Techniques Acoustic Guitar Traditionally, small diaphragm condensers are used and often a stereo technique is implemented to set the left and right stage surrounding the voice. Start by pointing the microphone at the 12 th fret, or where the neck meets the body of the guitar, then, while the musician plays, rotate the mic around to find a balanced sound. Keep an ear out for too much low end or an imbalance in low end on certain chords. Much like the human voice, acoustic guitars come in all