MOF wrote:Firstly where is/are your microphones so that they keep hitting your glasses, do you really need to go down the lav’ route?
If you have an over-ear lav’ mic’ it might not give very good coverage of the guitar.
You will probably need another for the guitar.
I presume you need advice for a live situation.
The best ones are made by DPA but they are expensive.
Yes it's a live practice situation. So I have a torn Achilles tendon, which forces me to sit down while playing and singing. It is an uncomfortable wooden chair. The mic is an sm58 on a boom stand. There is a complicated sort of boot encapsulating my injured leg, so the playing position is a bit awkward and uncomfortable.
One guitarist is off to my right, drummer to my left, partially hiding behind acoustic panels - so I have to occasionally turn my head in order to see what I can of what these other guys are doing while I'm playing, since theoretically we are playing the same song at the same time.
My glasses are RayBan Wayfarers with progressive lenses - big, bulky, goofy glasses that can only see what you point your straight head at.
So I have to keep in mind what I'm singing, occasionally check my hand positions on the acoustic, watch these 2 guys for cues and still somehow not hit the mic or otherwise screw up & I feel like it ought not be this difficult. The last thing I need on stage is to feel uncomfortable and overwhelmed. It's only practice but I'll be in this brace for months, and there are gigs coming up. Feeling some pressure, not looking forward to rapping the mic live.
I will look into DPA mics. I see they're 650... I don't really need or want another mic but I have to figure out how to solve this problem and a fixed mic, seems like one reasonable solution. No more boom mic in my face.
So the acoustic guitar is not mic'd, it is plugged into the board. Yes, it sounds like rubbery piezo crap. I'm working on fixing the guitar tone issue with a Fishman Spectrum Aura DI, but I haven't received it yet. Hoping if I find the right patch and only just slightly feather it in, it will be enough to de-piezo the acoustic tone.
Thanks to all for the thoughts!!