Microphone Approaches For Acoustic Performances

Capturing and amplifying those natural tones without hype or feedback.

By PSW Staff September 17, 2018

The microphone will capture the sweet, airy sound of a guitar, upright bass, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo — if the right approach is taken.  Acoustic music heard over a sound reinforcement system is all about beauty and naturalness, not hype and feedback.

In “Microphone Approaches For Acoustic Performances,” Chapter 1 of a new PSW Expert Series on Microphone Techniques, author Bruce Bartlett presents a range of both proven and innovative methods for utilizing microphones to get optimum results with a wide range of acoustic instruments, including:

  • Acoustic guitar
  • Upright bass
  • Violin/fiddle
  • Wind instruments
  • Dulcimers and dobros
  • And more!

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AES and SynAudCon member Bruce Bartlett is a recording engineer, audio journalist, and microphone engineer. His latest books are “Practical Recording Techniques, 7th Edition” and “Recording Music On Location, 2nd Edition.”

The ProSoundWeb Expert Series on Microphone Techniques is presented by Audix and features top authors from ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International magazine. Subsequent chapters will be presented every two weeks, all available for free download here on PSW.