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Recording Acoustic Guitar and Drums

In this video I’m recording a Taylor acoustic guitar and tracking live drums. The acoustic guitar was mic’d with a Rode NT1A. The acoustic track was recorded a second time with the guitar cords played in a different position (barre chords verses open chords) and panned hard left and right. This gave the guitar a bigger wider sound. I’m using Pro Tools 12 for the recording with 8 mics on the drum kit. Mostly SM57s and a pair of Rode NT1A for the drum overheads. No software instruments or midi used in the recording other than a click track. In addition to the Taylor acoustic, I used an American Standard Telecaster to record a rhythm and lead part. A fender Deluxe Reverb Amp was mic’d with a Sure SM57. Minimum processing. Using EQ and compression on most tracks. Plate reverb on the snare drum and delay on the vocals.