Have been doing some work lately with a female vocalist who is playing guitar and singing live. With a lot of her stuff, esspecially the song we did last night, there are a lot of really quiet vocal passages. Of course, she quiets the guitar down for these, but the passages are still quiet in comparison.... I get so much bleed from guitar ending up on the vocal track, that it is almost all the guitar I need without overpowering the vox. The problem being of course, that the guitar coming in through the vocal mic doesn't sound very good at all, while the seperately tracked guitar sounds great. So, I want to add more of the guitar track, but there is already so much guitar in the vocal track, that it becomes too much.
We got to the point of having the mic (we decided to use the rode ntk) about 6" from her mouth, off to the side a bit (the side furthest from the guitar soundhole of course) to reduce sibilance. Any closer, and she will choke on it, but the vocal:guitar ratio is still not big enough. Any ideas? I was thinking that a hyper-cardiod might be the trick (although I don't have access to one).. my other thought was to build a baffle of sorts under the mic to block sound from below... Any suggestions?