How To Record Acoustic Guitar Without a Mic (3 Simple Steps)

Don’t have a mic?

Recording in a noisy home or dealing with bad acoustics?

Or maybe you just want to lay some acoustic guitar tracks down as quickly as possible…

Recording guitar using direct input/DI (the method you’ll be learning here) actually has a lot of benefits over recording using a mic. It’s commonly used for recording electric guitar and bass guitar, as room acoustics are less of a factor. That’s not to say you can’t get a worthwhile recording out of a DId acoustic guitar though.

In this week’s video, I’m going to show you how to get a quality acoustic guitar recording for if you find yourself in any of the above-mentioned situations, in three simple steps.

Firstly, I go over the equipment that you’ll need to get started. The great thing is that you’ll already have most of it! Secondly, I’ll go over how to get setup and prepared to get the best recording possible. And the third step is the recording stage. I’ll show you a couple of things that you need to look out for when recording, and you’ll get to hear the tones that you can get out of recording acoustic guitar direct (they’re surprisingly good!)

Recording guitar using direct input/DI (the method you’ll be learning here) actually has a lot of benefits over recording using a mic (and some cons!), and we’ll be going over what those are at the end of the video as well. Drop a comment below – let me what your favourite way of recording acoustic guitar is!


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