Recording acoustic guitar Bass/treble vs high/low pass filte

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cghbuilder86
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Recording acoustic guitar Bass/treble vs high/low pass filte

Post by cghbuilder86 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:13 pm

Hi, I am recording solo fingerstyle acoustic guitar and have a few questions. Real quick here is my setup. Zoom Q8n video recorder, Rode Nt4 microphone. Audacity audio editing.
The main problem is the raw material is too boomy and muddy. I would like to improve the clarity while keeping it clean and removing some strong bass and midrange "howling". I have found that I can improve it by backing off on the bass and adding in some treble. But my question is using the high and low pass filters seem to do a lot the same thing. What is the difference in lower the bass and adding the high pass filter? Should I use the filters with a minimal amout of cut? Or just use the bass and treble bars?
Also, Compression is very confusing to me should the basic default 2 and 12 setup be ok for solo guitar, Would some of you guitarists recommend more or less compression?
Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Recording acoustic guitar Bass/treble vs high/low pass f

Post by Trebor » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:39 am

cghbuilder86 wrote:... I would like to improve the clarity while keeping it clean and removing some strong bass and midrange "howling"...
Experiment with a real-time equalizer plugin, e.g. ...

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Re: Recording acoustic guitar Bass/treble vs high/low pass f

Post by cghbuilder86 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:49 am

thanks for the link!

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Re: Recording acoustic guitar Bass/treble vs high/low pass f

Post by cghbuilder86 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:14 pm

I can't get this plugin to work. I downloaded it and in install setup I put the file in the program files of audacity/plugins. Then in audacity under add/remove plugins I found it an hit enable but I can't pull it up anywhere. What am I missing?

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