If you want to record yourself playing guitar there are a lot of ways to go about it. However when it comes to recording your acoustic sound you are going to need a recording microphone.
There are a few things to take into consideration before you get started. Most options for microphones will get the job done but it is helpful to have a good quality mic to get the best possible sound.
Recording Microphone Suggestions
Aukey makes a condenser microphone that works great for capturing your sounds. The microphone comes with a setup that will have you recording in no time. In addition to the mic, the package also includes a stand that clamps to a table or other surfaces, pop filter to reduce the unwanted popping. It also includes a 3.5mm audio cable which is compatible with most laptops & desktop computers. This option is great for players of all skill who don’t want to spend a lot.
Another great choice is Floureons studio recording BM-800 condenser microphone with the shock mount holder. It requires 48V power so make sure that you have the capability to run it first. This option is perfect for recording in the studio or at home on your computer, thanks to the pickup pattern suppress feedback and low self-noise. The BM-800 is also exceptional for recording vocals making it a desirable all round pick.
If you go with Floureon for your Microphone you will probably need a stand as well, I went with the On Stage MS7701B Tripod Boom Microphone Stand, it has standard threads so most mics can attach and it can reach virtually any position I need it to be in.
If you plan on running either of these mics through an audio interface you will need to buy make certain that you have the correct cord, if your interface does not have a 3.5mm port then GLS Audio can help you out. You can pick up a 15 foot mic cable (XLR Male to XLR Female)for about 17 bucks.
Let us know how your recording goes. Or, if you already make your own songs, feel free to leave us your comments and mic stories! We always love hearing from you!