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HOWTO: Recording an Acoustic Instrument | The Grumpy Old Techie
Hi I am Arnold Greyling from Johannesburg in South Africa. This is my peer review assignment for week 1 of the Introduction To Music Production course at Coursera.org. I will be showing you how to record an acoustic instrument in a typical home studio. I will use the following equipment in this howto: An acoustic guitar. A Samson C2 condenser microphone. Various cables. A Steinberg UR22 USB audio interface. A Macbook Pro Computer. Garageband a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) that Apple supplies free to Mac users. This Howto will focus on setting up the equipment rather than the final recording and processing using the DAW. Instrument cable connection to built in guitar pickup Acousting guitars often have built in pickups. You can record the guitar using the output of its pickup but very often the pickup quality is very low or the quality deteriorates as the battery runs down. If you do use the guitar pickup it is recommended to use a Direct Input box to connect the pickup to the