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Old 11-21-2012, 11:29 AM
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What's your studio/recording space like?
Wood floors, walls covered with pictures.

What are your goals for recording your acoustic music?
Trying to achieve good/ appropriate tone for the particular piece.

What kind of music do you like to play/record?
Solo fingerstyle: Kottke, Fahey, classical, Celtic.

Is your studio space treated? How?
No (well, for termites only).

What's in your mic locker?
2 mics: ADK A6 LDC and a Shure SM81 SDC

Computer-based or standalone recorder?
Both. Zoom H4N with 2 mics, or just using the internal built-in mics. More recently I've aquired a FocusRite Scarlett 2i2 preamp. I connect the 2 mics to that and it goes into the DAW "Audacity" on my PC. Still experimenting. Ancient PC with 1.25 GB RAM.

Recorder? DAW? Interface? Preamp? FX?
The free program 'Audacity', mainly for trimming the audio to size, and 'Anwida Soft' Reverb.

Ext. HD's for storage?
Western Digital Notebook to save audio and video (have to save stuff and then delete on my PC or my PC crashes).

Monitors?
Fostex PMO.4n. Need better ones.

Headphones?
No

Power amp?
Use it sometimes when recording: Collings D2HG dreadnaught guitar with LR Baggs M1 passive soundhole pick-up going to the amp. Either Crate Taos or AER Compact 60/2 amp.

Controller/mixer -
None

Favorite mic pattern/placement for recording acoustic guitar?
Spaced pair, each about 1 - 2 feet from guitar

How has home recording evolved for you?[/U]
Started with a Zoom H2 two years ago. To be honest, sometimes I think that sound was almost as good (and total cost = $125 for my used H2)

Wish list.........
Want a dual pick-up such as the K & K Trinity. A Pendulum SPS 1 preamp would be a significant step-up.

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Last edited by bbrown; 11-21-2012 at 04:18 PM.
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