In this video, I’m going to show you how to record acoustic guitar with a condenser mic at home, to capture a professional, high-quality recording.
If you’re struggling with getting high-quality acoustic guitar recordings in your home studio then this is the video for you. A subscriber to the channel contacted me recently as he was struggling to capture a bright and clear recording of his acoustic guitar from home. So I thought I’d share with you my recommendations on how you can achieve this too.
This tutorial will be split into three parts. Firstly, I’ll go over the equipment you’ll need. I’ll give you mic recommendations (if you don’t already have a mic), room treatment, audio interface and everything else that you’ll need. Next, I’ll explain how to set everything up in your room to get you the best sound possible. And finally, we’ll record some acoustic guitar and you’ll be able to hear the results.
I’ll also drop in some extra tips at the end on how you can advance your setup further to get more flexibility with your recordings.
Now let’s get started!
- Intro – 0:00
- Part 1: Equipment – 0:59
- Part 2: Setup – 4:15
- Part 3: Recording – 9:53
- Outro – 11:15
Recommended Mics For Acoustic Guitar*
*These are affiliate links so I get a percentage of the sales through them.
Hello. I know I’ve asked that before, but if you have a moment please tell me which reverb plugin vst is compatible with audacity? You wrote that it is worth using the original audacity reverb. However, I also need other presets, e.g. orchestra hall and others. I know I have a lot of work to do with audacity ahead of me, but if you can answer, thanks a lot. Regards – Witold Podhajski.
Hi Witold, I suggest taking a look on this page – https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/VST_Plug-ins. It lists a lot of VSTs (including some free ones) that work with Audacity. I hope this helps. I haven’t used VSTs on Audacity really because it’s only recently they’ve been usable without additional software.