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Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques

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Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques


Would you like to record music in a studio? Maybe you’re hoping to become a Recording Engineer? Perhaps you’re a guitarist who needs to record in your own studio? This Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques course will teach you the process of recording an acoustic guitar in a studio setting, with a particular focus on microphone selection and placement. Gain a deep understanding of the reasons behind placement and adjustments choices, and you will be able to hear before and after comparisons that will guide you in your own recording environment. Any good Recording Engineer will tell you that every guitar has a unique sound, and to capture this in a studio environment can be a challenge, but this course will provide you with the tools to see measurable progress. The descriptive instruction, insightful information and relevant techniques from Jeff Dykhouse will give you the confidence and education you need to improve the recordings of your acoustic guitar’s unique sound.

Learning with has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

What skills will I learn?

  • Learn to hear the differences that microphone placement can make
  • Gain expert instruction and insider tips from an experienced Audio Engineer
  • Learn various microphone placement techniques to record you guitars unique sound

Meet the instructor:

Jeff Dykhouse has been actively involved in audio engineering for more than 20 years. He has been a user of computer-based recording systems from their inception. Jeff’s diverse career has earned him gold and platinum awards (RIAA). Many of Jeffs endeavors have been within the Praise & Worship genre, where he has worked with top artists such as Paul Baloche, Crystal Lewis, Kevin Prosch and The Violet Burning. Additional clients include corporations such as RCA, Apple Computer, NBC and Charles Schwab. Jeff owns and operates a recording facility and systems design company in Temecula, CA.

 Course outline:

  • Module 1: Acoustic Guitar Mic’ing Techniques

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.


Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

Career Path:

This excellent Acoustic Guitar Miking Techniques course will qualify you to be a Music Teacher. The average salary of a Music Teacher in the UK is £27,799, and this will go up with experience ( With this course you could enter any of the following industries:

  • Music teachers
  • Music technicians
  • Sound technicians
  • Guitarist
  • Guitar teacher

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 10
1: Introduction
1. Introduction
2: Mono Microphone Placement
2. Mono Microphone Placement
3: 3 Different Guitars
3. 3 Different Guitars
4: Adding a Microphone
4. Adding a Microphone
5: Adding a Direct Box
5. Adding a Direct Box
6: Mid-Side Technique
6. Mid-Side Technique
7: X Y Technique
7. X Y Technique
8: EQ
8. EQ
9: Microphone Review
9. Microphone Review
10: Conclusion
10. Conclusion
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