esprimo wrote:Bravo Andi,
Could you tell us something about your guitar and recording equipment?
first thanks very much for all these encouraging comments!
This guitar is a cedar top from Valencia. The builder is Miguel Gomez. My guitar teacher has brought it from a fair in 1977. I think it was cheaper since it has some errors in the finish. It cost about half the price of a Ramirez Traditional 1a at that time. I don't know if there are guitars from Gomez on the market today.
Concerning the equipment: In former recordings I used my very old (>30 years) Sennheiser dynamic micros which are not ideal for instrumental recordings but very good for speech. The higher tones are absorbed to some degree. This seems to be usual for dynamic micros. On many websites people tell that the condenser micros, especially those with cardioid directional pattern is better for guitar recordings.
So I bought two condenser micros (Rode M3) last week which indeed perform better and produce a clearer sound. Condenser micros need an additional phantom power (48V in most cases). I have an "Alhambra Audiogram6" as USB interface for the computer which did its job satisfying up to now. But now I realized that the Audiogram6 has a phantom powering only for one channel. This is really stupid! So, instead of buying a new interface (e.g. from m-audio or so), I decided to buy micros which can alternatively be powered with normal 9V batteries. This led me to the Rode M3...They cost not too much and seem to be completely worth the price.
So, this is my -not too expensive- equipment. I record with a webcam and Ulead Video Studio and Acoustica 4.1 if it's necessary to add a bit reverb.
There is nothing more beautiful than the sound of a guitar - maybe aside from that of two guitars (Frederic Chopin)