Stereo Acoustic Guitar with ADK CS-47 and Shure SM81

| Aug 1, 2007 | 5,432 Views | Share


A freshly re-strung Taylor guitar, recorded through an Apogee AD16X, lightpiped into a Fireface 800, into Samplitude Pro.

There is no processing on the SM81, but the CS-47Y was slightly compressed by a FATSO on the way in. The CS-47 is panned mostly left and the SM81 is panned mostly right. I also made the SM81 side a little louder than the CS-47 to sparkle it up a bit. The purpose of the CS-47 was to add a little warmth and body to the brighter SM81.

Note: this is not meant to be a "shootout" between these two mics as they are in completely different positions with different signal chains.  The purpose is to show how the two mics come together.


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  • The CS-1 thru the vipre seems to do a good job of giving the guitar body, without being TOO boomy. Most mics have a hard time pulling that off. Nice job.
    By ProaudioMajik on Dec 13, 2007 at 12:52 am
  • Different mic and different pre? Too many variables to leave any meaningful comparison I'm afraid.
    By TrevCircleStudios on Mar 20, 2009 at 9:40 pm
  • This recording is not comparing the CS-47 to the SM81. It's demonstating how the two mics sound together as a pair.
    By rackrecording on Jul 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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