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Old 08-25-2018, 02:20 PM
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Always try to set up the recording with the best sound you can get. Of course as the guitar player you will be hearing
a combination of the guitar itself and the sound coming out of the headphones. Listening back later the recording will
sound different than the sound you heard when playing the guitar at recording time.

Basically be open to experiments. Phase adjustment is one in a list of many things to experiment with, and one that
does not cost money and one that is very easily changed around, or not used at all, as your ear dictates.

An acoustic guitar is an interesting instrument to record compared to something like a small wind instrument due to its
size and various timbers coming from different parts of the instrument. Very good sounding recordings can have a wide
range of phase alignments. For example Pete Huttlinger's recordings are pretty tight phase wise, whereas Howard
Emerson's are very loose and random. Recordings by both sound great.
Derek Coombs
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Guitars by Mark Blanchard, Albert&Mueller, Paul Woolson, Collings, Composite Acoustics, and Derek Coombs

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