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    Recording Acoustic guitar

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    I have tried Di'ing my Yamaha APX 4-a guitar but everytime I turn the bass eq control above a fifth of the way up the guitar the monitor speakers start buzzing. The monitor speakers are Yamaha msp5's and I have a Beringher Eurodesk. I'm recording to a pc using Sonar 3. Is this something to do with the gain setting on the desk? Also do you think I should compress it slightly whilst recording? If so have what are roughly the best compression settings to use? I have a Beringher composer Pro MDX 2200.
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    sounds like it might be a component in the bass eq control on your guitar might have gone kablooey if your not overloading the inputs on your mixer.
    just an idea. get a tech to check your guitar.

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    Could that be feedback?
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    I generally turn my monitors off when I'm recording...is there a reason you need them on?

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    Sounds like you're adding more bass than the speakers can handle... there is an amount of excusion that any woofer can do happily... it seems that you're asking your speakers to go out farther than they're happy going... which means you either need a High Pass Filter between the guitar and the recorder, or different speakers.

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    Thanks for the advice.

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    I will say though, I also own a yamaha APX4a and the pickup is not that good. Your certainly better off using a mic than going di with the Yamaha.
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    That's the other thing I was gonna say, forget acoutstic guitar DI. Ok for live, but studio needs mic, even a dynamic, even a cheap one.
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    Why shouldn't you DI an acoustic? If it's got a way better pickup than you do a mic.. won't it sound better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lascalaboy
    Why shouldn't you DI an acoustic? If it's got a way better pickup than you do a mic.. won't it sound better?
    No. From my experience by using a pickup you don't really capture the sound of the guitar, but more the sound of the strings. If you get what I mean.

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