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    Acoustic Mic'ing electric guitar?

    Hey guys,

    As some of you know, I like to blend webcam sound in with my recorded sound when I make videos, because I think it is cool to hear some string slapping and switch flipping. It gives it a bit more energy.

    That said, have any of you tried micing your electric guitar to pick up things like switch flips and string picking/tapping noise? I think I might start doing this, as you could mix it in or out as needed.

    Good idea, bad idea?

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    You could set up a room mic close to your guitar and blend that in to get some 'in the room' feel
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    for a record? fuck no. the novelty will wear off real soon and everyone that isn't you will be like "what the fuck am i listening to?"

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    I hate hearing the unamplified sound in people's videos.

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    Well, you guys are a buzzkill.

    I like the clicky sound of digging in, and the switch flip sound. I've been doing my takes in about 30 second segments to try to get more flow, so I might try this to pick up those sounds.

    If it sucks I can just delete that track or mute it anyway.

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    I remember watching some Dream Theater studio video describing how they wanting to add more attack to Ruddess' key part to make it sound more like a guitar, so they just acoustically recorded Petrucci picking and then blending that with the key part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    I hate hearing the unamplified sound in people's videos.

    I suppose if you really wanted to do it, though, maybe try throwing a 57 pointing at the general area of your right hand? You'd get the pick attack and the switch that way.

    But seriously, don't do it
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