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Re: Schatten HFN Artist Plus 2 Pickup-Preamp and Shure SM-81 Mic Comparison In A 2016 Martin D-18
Ken, they both sound good but there is a definite difference in the two. One seems "warmer" than the other but, as is often the case with me, I can't make up my mind which I like best.
I just made some quick recordings of my vocal accompaniment guitar part for Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" without the Drop-D Tuning. These two tracks were made simultaneously with one channel recording with the Schatten HFN Artist Plus 2 and the other channel recording the Shure SM-81 that is about 8" inches away from the guitar at the 14th-fret, neck and body interface with the mic capsule pointed between the neck-joint and soundhole. These are direct-to-computer recordings using a PreSonus Studio 192 Interface. The tracks are rendered with FLAT EQ and NO EFFECTS, except Normalization, and picked with a Guitar Moose .80mm Classic Flatpick. Please excuse any slightly mis-fretted notes as I have carpal tunnel in both hands, especially in my fretting hand. Please click the link at the bottom of this message to go to Acoustic Guitar Forum to hear my comparison results. Thanks and your comments are Welcome here!