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Old 23rd July 2005, 10:54 PM   #1
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can anyone give me advise whats the best way to record a classical guitar in a computer?
I have an additional pickup but i guess its made for jumbo guitar and when i use it on my classic guitar i can hardly hear anything

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A classical guitar? take the same equipment you would use to record human voice and lower the mic stand
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Old 24th July 2005, 04:15 PM   #3
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can anyone give me advise whats the best way to record a classical guitar in a computer?
I have an additional pickup but i guess its made for jumbo guitar and when i use it on my classic guitar i can hardly hear anything
What kind of pickup is it? There are several different kinds. Your theory about a "jumbo" guitar doesn't make sense, unless you mean that you had to place the pickup in an awkward location. If you have tried something like just plugging the pickup into your sound card, then the problem is that the signal is too weak and this would be the case with any pickup. You need a simple preamp to make the signal strong enough for your sound card.
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Again: a classical guitar needs a mike, not a pickup. Get yourself a voice mic, a mic stand and a little mixer with mic preamp (or get a mic preamp).
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Old 25th July 2005, 10:13 AM   #7
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Thanx for posts guys
I thought that my soundcard should work as an amplifier somehow.
i have this GM-100 guitar pickup made by monacor
I hope that when i get me the preamp it will work with the pickup
coz I dont really have a recording studio and im afraid that with a regular mic i would get more noise than actual classic guitar recording
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Not sure what type of pickup your trying to use, but classical guitars have nylon strings and are not going to work with a regular pickup. Pickups generally work on the principal of a vibrating metal string over the pickup magnet.

Although it will be somewhat difficult to keep out backround noise, a high quality condenser mic pointed near the soundhole of the guitar is your best bet, as others have mentioned.
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Thanx for posts guys
I thought that my soundcard should work as an amplifier somehow.
i have this GM-100 guitar pickup made by monacor
I hope that when i get me the preamp it will work with the pickup
coz I dont really have a recording studio and im afraid that with a regular mic i would get more noise than actual classic guitar recording
Classical Guitars usually have nylon strings - guitar pickups usually require metal strings.
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Old 25th July 2005, 04:39 PM   #10
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There are various piezo type pickups for acoustic guitars, and this is probably what he is referring to, and it will work. Unfortunately I don't know how well they work.
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