Ametuer High School Kid Who Needs Help Recording Guitar!

Discussion in 'Guitars' started by Kran182, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Kran182

    Kran182 Active Member

    Apr 26, 2011
    I am trying to get the best sound out of my acoustic electric guitar. I know using a studio mic would get a better sound but this is what I have. I'm running it straight through the interface but it sounds kinda bad. I was wondering if there are any good VST's that can help or any suggestions to what I can do to better the sound! Thanks!!
  2. Hack

    Hack Active Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Nope. Direct acoustic guitars sound plastic. That's all there is to it. u don't need an expensive mic. An sm57 will sound better than the DI. If ur acoustic is going to be burried behind other inst u might get away with the DI. Just place it so that u can't hear it and use narrow eq boosts to bring out just what u need. If it's a song where the guitar is to be very prominent then go buy a mic. Samson makes a $50 USB mic that would actually sound better than the DI.
  3. mistercrayle

    mistercrayle Active Member

    Apr 23, 2011
    Try Waves GTR

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