Users' questions

Can you mic an acoustic guitar live?

Can you mic an acoustic guitar live?

If you have to use a microphone on an acoustic guitar live, there are three things you can do to get the best results with the lowest chance of feedback. First, stick with a low-sensitivity cardioid mic and aim it either at the bridge or at the neck joint. Second, get it as close to the guitar as possible.

Can you use a recording mic for live performance?

Yes, of course – if you use high quality microphone! A cheap dynamic stage microphone will always sound like a cheap dynamic stage microphone, although its shortcomings may become more apparent in the studio. But a high quality condenser stage microphone will give you great sound both on stage and in the studio.

Is it better to mic an acoustic guitar?

Generally speaking, most sound engineers use condenser mics for acoustic guitar because of their higher sensitivity, but for certain types of guitars, dynamic mics may fit better. Try out as many different kinds of mics as you can in multiple locations to get the sound you’re after.

What mics do performers use?

Here is a list of microphones used by Famous Pop singers:

  • SHURE BETA 54.
  • Sennheiser SKM 5200 mics.
  • Telefunken ELA M 251.
  • Sennheiser SKM 9000.
  • Audio Technica AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone.
  • Audio Technica AEW-T4100 microphone.

Is a dynamic mic good for streaming?

Dynamic microphones are a great help in streaming. It catches clear and crisp end-user vocals while canceling other noises. Dynamic mics work great despite background noises. Hence, they are the most common microphone you see on stage, at karaoke, or in bars.

Can I sing live with a condenser mic?

The short answer is, I like the sound better, and I think when designed right condensers can be as good for live use as any mic out there. Both are entirely controlled by the frequency response and polar pattern (directionality) of the mic, and especially the polar pattern across the frequency response.

Should I use condenser mic for acoustic guitar?

Generally speaking, most sound engineers use condenser mics for acoustic guitar because of their higher sensitivity, but for certain types of guitars, dynamic mics may fit better. It really all depends on the type of sound you’re looking for.