Acoustic guitars can be a extremely versatile instruments in the studio, capable of everything from intimate finger-picking to bombastic sounds. In order to record acoustic performances properly, you'll need a mic that can capture the subtle nuances of every single note strummed.
We recently took over Vintage King Los Angeles and enlisted the services of blues guitarist Kirk Fletcher for a full-scale acoustic guitar mic shootout. Utilizing over 20 different microphones from our locker, we captured Fletcher’s playing through studio standards, vintage classics and some of our own personal favorites.
To discover the sonic sensibilities that make each one of these microphones unique, we've brought together all of the tracks from our session. Get a quick overview of each track below or perform your own shootout by downloading the Pro Tools session or raw WAV files and stacking the mics against each other.
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