Martha, I definitely agree with you that there are a lot of factors to play here. I do feel like the support is putting my right hand in a better position. The plek’d frets probably are producing a clearer tone too. I still have the magnets installed so I’m going back and forth between the Sagework and the Guitar Lift. Of course my middle finger…[Read more]
Finally getting back to updating my progress journal. I haven’t made much progress this past month. Gearfest at work ate up a lot of time and then I had family staying at my place the first week in July. The same week, I took my Navarro into the shop to have a plek done on the frets. I just got it back yesterday and of course, cracked my M finger…[Read more]
Ahhh that explains more. If you are going to mic a guitar to go through the Loudbox, it does have phantom power, so any condenser would work. The sE8, Audio Technica ATM450, or Rode NT5 would be good for that job. Micing an acoustic guitar for live is a little different than in a recording situation though. Feedback can be a problem, so it’s…[Read more]
That review brings up an interesting point about low output ribbons and dynamic microphones. A typically computer audio interface like a Scarlett or even my UA Apollo doesn’t have a ton of gain. Cloud lifters and other products that are similar work inline with the microphone cable. They really are just a fixed level preamp.
Sorry Mark,…[Read more]
I did buy specific right angle XLR cables. They are Telefunken cables. I don’t use ORTF much in my room. It really works great for capturing the sound of an instrument in anice room. My room is dead sounding.
This is an example that sE made of a violin in a nice church using ORTF very high in the air to capture the natural reverb. At the…[Read more]
You have the AEA TRP2 right? It’s really made to help low output mics like passive ribbon mics and dynamic mics, but it’s completely fine to run a condensers into it. It’s a great preamp that has plenty of gain for quiet sources.
Phantom power won’t hurt most modern ribbon mics. Your preamp though has separate phantom power switches for…[Read more]
Yes I have. I have a stereo mic bar that Rode makes. I got this one instead of using the one sE makes because it has specific markings for XY and ORTF
Here is a cool article from DPA microphones on measuring it out.
Since your pre-amp is 2 channel you can definitely run another mic through it.
You might recognize the microphones in this screen shot from Simon’s recent video. Those are the AEA R84A’s which are the active version of the R84. So you could do another R84. Two ribbon mics sound great together. The other two mics closer to Simon, I’m…[Read more]
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I’m starting working on the Carcassi No.1 Allegro. So far it’s pretty challenging to make it not like someone just running through scales and since it’s a longer piece it will definitely take more time to learn. I have a feeling I will be working on this piece a lot until submission date.
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