How To Record Acoustic Guitar With the R92

Audio Samples and Techniques Using the AEA R92
The pronounced mid-range and balanced low-end of the near-field R92 make it an exceptional mic for recording acoustic guitar. The two sides of the R92 produce tonalities distinct from one another, providing different options for a project; a bright front-side and a softer rear-side that rolls off the high-end.

Close Miking

The near-field R92 delivers balanced sound 4 to 16 inches from the source with the help of internal mechanics which roll off the low-end of a signal before it hits the ribbon. This feature allows for better performance in close-up recording applications than one would achieve with more conventional ribbon mics due to their large amount of proximity effect.

Try positioning the R92 roughly 4 to 16 inches from the guitar, facing the 12th fret. Within that range, you can move the R92 closer to accentuate the guitar’s low-end or pull it away to lessen that effect. Angling the mic away from the guitar’s sound hole can also lessen excessive low-end.

An acoustic guitar’s comprehensive sound comes from both the sound hole and the strings, so pulling back the R92 from the instrument allows it to blend the two sound sources.

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