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It's always best to have another miking technique ready if the one you normally use doesn't seem to work. Remember that the song, the player, the instruments itself, and the arrangement play more into the sound of the instrument then the mic and placement technique that you use. Here's an alternative way to mic the acoustic bass. As in the previous technique use a ribbon or large diaphragm condenser mic if you have one, move the ribbon mic to a place right above the right-hand and point it towards the higher strings. Be careful not to get the mic too close to the strings, or you'll pickup finger noise, a foot or 18 inches should be enough. (music playing) Choose the place that gives you the best tone and definition.
(music playing) Let's have a listen to the same setup, this time using a large diaphragm condenser mic instead of a ribbon mic. (music playing) Just as a comparison, let's listen once more but instead we will use a mic that you are sure to around the SM57. (music playing)
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