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Offline deadeye_ag

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Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« on: December 28, 2014, 03:15:18 pm »
Hi all,

Well I got a Zoom H1 recorder for Xmas as an upgrade to recording on my mac (whoo hoo). I know a lot of you have this little device and wanted to leverage your experience on where to best place the device when you record your acoustic guitar. I haven't had a chance to experiment yet (Santa left me a lot of projects dealing with all the kiddos toys) so I thought I'd throw this question out there.

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Re: Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 03:46:51 pm »
I put mine to the side under the headstock.

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Re: Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2014, 05:13:33 pm »
It will also mount on a camera tripod for easy movement and experimentation.  For a bit over $30  found a mic stand and shock mount the zoom h1 fit in and it has worked great.  It was a bit of a pain at first setting it up to be able to use the buttons easily but now I am very happy with it.

With tripod I found for louder songs a bit higher than the mouth and shaded towards the headstock.  Light fingerpicking lower the mic down around mouth level maybe a bit below.
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Re: Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2014, 05:32:56 pm »
Lots of different approaches. Placement also depends on how loud you sing and how loud you play. Like Sweed I have the tripod which is a great add-on. I tend to place the recorder about 3 feet in front of me with the microphones angled so they point in direction below the guitars soundhole.
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Re: Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 09:47:37 pm »
I mount mine on a tripod and put it on a stool to the left of me. When playing acoustic Ive found this means myvocal isnt drowned out by the guitar. It makes less differencevwhen playing electric.
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Re: Zoom H1 position for recording acoustic guitar
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2014, 02:57:43 am »
Thanks guys for the tips! Looking forward to getting a few recordings done before having to head back to work after the holidays.

 

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