You Should Meet
by Gayla Drake Paul
A perfectly recorded acoustic guitar is a
wonderful sound; lush, rich, detailed, shimmering, balanced, alive and soulful. Finding
a microphone up to the task of capturing
each of these nuances is at the very least
daunting and at the worst nightmarish.
And while it’s a frequent cliché to say that a
system is only as strong as its weakest link,
in the recording world, it’s perfectly true.
A mic is the first link in your signal chain
and it’s critical. There are more options on
the market now than ever before – and at
more price points – eliminating any excuse
to not start your signal with a fantastic mic.
What follows is an introduction to 18
mics to consider for your acoustic set-up. With price points between $100 and
$1500, these mics should fit any budget.