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Old 02-04-2020, 10:08 AM   #26
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My problem with close micing to avoid the room is it is bar none a "defensive" move - by all means, use it if you have to because you have no choice but I harp on this because it's defensive micing vs creative micing and you usually can't have that cake and eat it too.

This is precisely why getting the room in better shape (or finding another room) is pretty much always vastly superior than using guerrilla tactics to avoid it. I had bad rooms for years got some decent results but I never achieved the freedom and quality I could get with a good room in comparison. Not to mention all the extra time spent avoiding the bad room acoustics, it was terribly frustrating.

In contrast, now that I have a good room, the guitar and mic just need to be in the same room and I can get a usable sound.
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