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Microphone Month 4


In terms of acoustic guitar design, a soundhole is a large hole in the soundboard (top), usually directly under the strings and just below the neck. Designed to increase projection, the soundhole is where much of the guitar’s sound emanates from, though sound is also projected from the guitar top. Since the soundhole is a primary source of sound on an acoustic guitar, especially low end, microphones must be placed carefully in relation to the soundhole for live performance and recording – too close and the miked sound may get boomy.

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