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While the single mic technique might get a nice even sound, sometimes there's just not enough body to it. The solution is to add a second microphone, and that's what we'll look at in this video. If the single mic technique outlined in the previous movie isn't capturing enough body of the guitar, the thing to do is add a second mic aimed at the body itself. Place the mic about 6 inches below the bridge taking care not to get in the way of the guitar player's arm if he is strumming. (music playing) Once again, if you want more of the room, move the mic back a foot or so, place the mic where it has the best balance of direct and ambient sound. (music playing) Add the mic into the mix with the Neck mic until you get the best combination of body and definition.
(music playing) So that's how to be beef up the sound of the acoustic guitar by using a second mic. Place it just blow the bridge pointed at the body of the guitar, move it back if you want more room ambience then, add it to the Neck Microphone until you get the right combination of body and definition for the track. (music playing)
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