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Old 10-16-2019, 11:12 PM
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Hey all,

Never attempted to mike and record a banjo. Just seeking any tips.... got one to do this weekend in the studio.

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one small-diagphram condenser one foot away pointed between hands?
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one small-diagphram condenser one foot away pointed between hands?
I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.
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I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.
pointing to body hypes bottom if it's something else but omni
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pointing to body hypes bottom if it's something else but omni
Don't forget banjos tend to be a bit more biased towards the high end anyway; I was just thinking to mellow that out somewhat. Of course if you have a ribbon mic handy..........
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Of course if you have a ribbon mic handy..........
Royer 121 anyone
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+1 for ribbon
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Was what I was thinking too
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I'd point it a bit more towards the body. Also preferably a mic that doesn't have a hyped top end.
Maybe try padding out the resonator a little?
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I don’t actually have a ribbon mic.... yet. But can get a loan of one I think.
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