5 Tools to Ensure Amazing Acoustic Gigs & Recording Sessions
Every musician knows you could walk into a park or cafe with just your acoustic guitar and make some lovely sounds. That’s the beauty of an acoustic—it’s tremendously portable, and it can deliver the basic tonal goods without any further enhancements such as amplification, stompboxes, and so on.
But, hold on, is going au naturel truly the best way to attract loyal listeners?
The audio production values of recordings and live shows—from arenas to local bars—have improved to the point where even sporadic or disinterested consumers of music can likely tell the difference between a stunning acoustic guitar tone and a lackluster one. Perhaps more importantly, your artistry deserves to be portrayed with the best sound possible. Great sound seduces ears, and, hopefully, your talent and charisma will do the rest.
To that end, music equipment manufacturers have devoted tons of time, technology, creativity, and financial investment to ensure musicians possess the absolute finest tools to craft superlative performances—on stage, in the studio, during composition and production sessions, and even at rehearsal.
Today, acoustic guitarists have the capability to dial in impeccable tones that sound as if they were recorded in the best recording studios in the world. Don’t cheat yourself—and your guitar—by settling for anything less. Here are five musical marvels that will provide everything you need to produce spectacular sound every time you set up to play an acoustic gig.