[LAU] Recording accoustic guitar and string noise

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Tue Feb 24 04:36:39 EST 2009

lanas wrote:
> Hi all,
>   Regarding recording accoustic guitars (regular steel string and bass)
> is there a trick of some sort to minimize the sound of fingers sometimes
> swishing on the strings ?  A bit of Finger Ease gets rid of some, but
> there's some of that sound that still creeps from time to time.  Proper
> technique might not always be a solution.  I'm more thinking along the
> lines of some notch filter but have no idea of the frequency (nor which
> filter in Ardour) to use, that is, if it's worth a try.  I use a
> M-Audio microphone, which might not be the best, but then I'd need some
> convincing to believe that a top quality mic would actually do
> something concerning this.  Perhaps better focus on the sound source.
>   Any suggestions/ideas welcomed.
> Cheers.

A better mike will give you a better recording of the finger noises.  If 
it's there, any mike will pick it up ;-)


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