Electric Guitar and Bass Guitar
The electric guitar sound is dependant on the instrument, the amplifier and the speakers, addto the room acoustics, the position of the speaker and the playing style and you canunderstand why the electric guitar can be difficult to record. The electric guitar can berecorded in the following ways1. Miked speaker.2. Direct Injection (DI)3. Miked and direct mixed.4. Through a guitar processor.
Because the frequency response of guitar speaker systems is limited, dynamic cardioid or microphones with a presence peak at 5kHz to, add punch are often used. Dynamicmicrophones are not as sensitive as capacitor microphones so there is less need to worry aboutextreme pressure levels produced by guitar amps.American producers tend to use capacitor microphones and this gives the American rock sound, which is not as fat as the British sound. Use whichever microphone gives you theresult you want.
Guitar amps can be close miked, miked from a distance or a combination of the two methodsusing two or more microphones. Treat the guitar amp as an instrument in its own right because different sounds come from different parts. The majority of the sound comes from thespeaker but even with a sealed cabinet some comes from the back and with an opened-backedcabinet as much comes from the front as back