Many acoustic guitarists feel that microphones are the best way to capture the natural sound of their guitars, but mics can have serious limitations in performance situations. Besides a mictrs"s feedback potential and the likelihood that it will also capture the sound of other instruments onstage, many performers simply prefer not to be tied to a stationary microphone. DPA (Danish Pro Audio), a highly-regarded Danish manufacturer of high-end studio microphones, recently released a new clip-on guitar mic, the DPA 4099, that promises to make using a microphone in live performance much more practical and pleasurable.
The CAD Al Di Meola Acoustic Guitar Microphone Package delivers the CAD E60 cardioid condenser and E70 dual-pattern condenser microphones. The combination is sure to provide quality acoustic microphone capturing for the stage and studio. The E60 features a wide frequency response, 3-position high frequency filter, -10dB Pad and cardioid polar pattern. The E70 delivers an even wider frequency response, dual position high frequency filter switch, two position PAD switch, cardioid and omnidirectional polar patterns.
Sure, if it's just spaciousness you're after, you could record an acoustic guitar in mono and fold in some enthusiastic stereo processing. Or if you're hankering for a dramatically textured sound, you could try combining a microphone with an acoustic guitar pickup. If depth and accuracy are what matter most, however, you'll find that stereo recording with two microphones is an exceptionally reliable way to record full-bodied, realistic-sounding acoustic guitar tracks.