i am a slightly horrible violin player. I just finished all my backing tracks on a song and am going to do some guitaring (which i am good at)… but i’d also like to do some leads on my acoustic violin…
Now, i read somewhere that a violin is one of the hardest instruments to mic… as most of its beauty and sound quality requires a REALLY GOOD system. which i’m sure do not have … For now it sounds like a violin on a 1980 Vic 20 game.
I am using a UR12 with a Audio Technica P48 cardioid Condenser Microphone (which is less that a hundred bucks.
now these are my options.maybe you can suggest one of these or something else.
i need some serious hardware to capture the beauty of my instrument.
(if so … this will only be an option if it doesn’t break the bank… and i become a better player)
I can fudge the sound using various filters and effects.
( i am not proud… if i can get a violin-like processed sound from effects then i will be happy. This song only has to please me and my family. lol)
If any of you can help in that regard, it would be appreciated. I do noice that i need to boost the low frequencies… a clean signal sounds very TINNY.
I have an electric violin which i can plug in and process like a guitar… It may create some wild sounds but for my dance or ambient music, anyone would be too stoned to notice my over=processed sounds.
( i am writing this before i give up on the acoustic and try my violin… but i will do it soon if my replies are just the sounds of crickets…